News Release | Environment Georgia

Resolution to Block Oil and Gas Exploration &Drilling off Georgia’s Coast Moves Forward

Atlanta, GA--Today the Environmental Quality Subcommittee of the Georgia House of Representatives passed HR 48 a resolution in support of coastal communities and opposed to exploration & drilling for oil and gas off of Georgia’s Coast. The Resolution is in reaction to a draft plan introduced by the Bureau of Ocean & Energy Management (BOEM) that proposed leasing waters off the coast of the Atlantic, including Georgia, to oil and gas companies. BOEM is currently drafting a second plan that could be released any day. The Resolution passed after a hastily introduced substitute that favored offshore energy development and downplayed environmental and economic concerns was defeated.

Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia’s Director offered the following statement.

 

“We applaud the Environmental Quality Subcommittee for their support of HR 48. In an age of remarkable advances in energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, at a time when global warming poses an existential threat to future generations, sacrificing our beaches and ocean wildlife is no longer, if it ever was, the price we must pay for progress. That’s not a world we have to live in anymore. Nor is it the future our children deserve.

Unfortunately, a federal proposal threatens our coast and we need our legislature and Governor Kemp to continue to stand up for the amazing natural resource Georgia has been blessed with. We hope the House will continue to move and pass HR 48 and urge the Senate to do the same with SR 88.”

 

News Release | Environment Georgia

New EPA plan would drastically roll back clean water protections

Atlanta, GA -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its plan to drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands in Georgia and across the country. Jennette Gayer, Director with Environment Georgia issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia Makes Important Down Ballot Endorsements

In the lead up to Georgia’s November 6th general election Environment Georgia has endorsed Lindy Miller and Dawn Randolph in the two Public Service Commission seats on the ballot and is encouraging voters to support Amendment 1.  Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia’s Director, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Georgia

MORE OFTEN THAN NOT GA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAILS TO STAND UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH

 

Atlanta (Dec. 6, 2017) -- Today, Environment Georgia released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Peach State congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score. Executive Director Jennette Gayer released the following statement:

News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia Releases State Environmental Scorecard

Atlanta, GA—Environment Georgia has released a scorecard that tracks the environmental votes that state senators and representatives took during the 2015 and 2016 legislative session.