News Release | Environment Georgia

Georgia Solar Jobs Grew 225% in 2013

Georgia has roughly 2,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation.   According to the analysis, Georgia ranks 16th in nation.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Congressional Budget Helps Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Restores Parks Funding

Atlanta – This week, U.S. House and Senate appropriators set funding levels for agencies like the National Park Service and finalized a comprehensive budget agreement.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Beyond: Underfunded, Under Threat

Atlanta– As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Atlanta Sees Air Quality Progress but More Action Still Needed

We applaud Atlanta for meeting this air quality standard but, urge continued vigilance and action to truly protect Atlantans from the dangers of air pollution. So, while this progress is good news the bad news is recent studies have shown that a much more protective standard is needed.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia's Environment Regulators Urged to Keep Hog Waste out of Rivers

Georgia's Environmental Regulators have proposed serious rollbacks to existing rules that protect Georgia's waterways from pollution created at large industrial hog operations. At a public hearing held by the Environmental Protection Division on October 25th, 2013 Environment Georgia's State Advocate Jennette Gayer offered the following as public testimony.

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