NEWS

Sea Island Call to Action

The Southern Environmental Law Center submited comments on behalf of Altamaha Riverkeeper, One Hundred Miles, and the Surfrider Foundation. In these comments we oppose Sea Island Acquisition, LLC’s (SIA) request for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit (1) to construct a new T-head groin in front of SIA’s newest development, the Reserve at Sea Island; (2) […]


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New Comments Submitted for the Sea Island Spit Project

Comments on behalf of Altamaha Riverkeeper, Hundred Miles, and Surfrider Foundation with respect to Sea Island Acquisition, LLC’s application for a permit to construct a groin and renourish approximately 15,000 linear feet of beach on Sea Island (Application Number SAS-2015-00742). We have also sent a copy of our comments by U.S. Mail.   Comments re […]


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Why would anyone build an elementary school on a Superfund site?

Glynn County Board of Education has this amazing opportunity to fix a wrong that should never have happened in the first place. Move the children away from toxic pollution. Why is this not obvious? Perhaps Hercules should pay for that new site since they dumped their pollution near Altama in the first place. Read full […]


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Coal Ash Hearing- Brunswick News

“There is no nice way to say it,” NeSmith said. “If you throw out today’s protective coal ash guidelines, communities such as Jesup will become environmental prostitutes with the big-moneyed polluters serving as it’s-all-about-the-money pimps. Your action or inaction makes us a David up against a massive army of Goliaths. That’s why we depend on […]


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EPA conducts sole coal ash hearing

“It is long overdue for industry to stop the transfer of cost-savings onto the health and well-being of our citizens and waterways. It is a requirement that the Environmental Protection Agency protect our environment, our health, our safety.” Hear the whole testimony from Jen Hilburn to the EPA.


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Population growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to GA coast

Pollution growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to the long term health of Georgia’s coast, according to a collaborative report released Friday.  “GCC’s collective success is a direct result of a foundation of long-standing coastal conservation efforts in Georgia and the commitment of the 12 GCC member organizations to work together […]


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ALTAMAHA RIVER Bridge Builder Protects Altamaha, Endangered Fish and Mussels

Scott Bridge Co. project over the Altamaha River, some old-fashioned building techniques actually got the bridge built quicker at a lower cost to taxpayers and with increased protections for the federally endangered shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon and Altamaha spinymussel. Click on the link to read the whole article:https://bit.ly/2Jk3Hwz


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OCMULGEE RIVER Innovative Sewer Pipe Renewal Protects Macon’s Water Source and Recreational Hotspot

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) used innovative pipe repair methods to not only keep Macon’s sewage flowing but also protect sensitive areas along the Ocmulgee River. In doing so, the Authority saved ratepayers millions of dollars, kept sewage from leaking into the river and prevented the disruption of popular recreational trails along the river. For the […]


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Our Last Chance for Georgia to Protect Our Coast from Off-shore Drilling

We only have a few more days to get the state resolutions passed (with the session ending on March 30). SR 706 is stuck in the Natural Resources Committee (Chairman Harper) and HR 1041 is stuck in the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee (Chairman Parsons). There are several things we can do to keep the offshore […]


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Join Jen on a special sunset cruise to Little SSI on April 29

  This year, we’re doing a little something different for our sunset cruise. We’re headed to Little SSI for a walkabout tour. The wonderful folks on LittleSSI have invited us to stop by for a short tour of this very special place. The island coordinator will meet with our group to talk about their environmental conservation […]


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