Resistance to Drilling off Georgia Coast Grows

Resistance is growing against the Trump administration’s enthusiasm for oil and gas exploration off the Georgia coast. Although both Georgia senators and coastal Congressman Buddy Carter have...MORE »

Sunset cruise coming up soon – Oct. 26 2017

     Join Riverkeeper Jen Hilburn for a leisurely ride up the Altamaha River as the sun sets. We supply the drinks and appetizers. We stop for dinner (on your own) at Mudcat...MORE »

Newly Released EPA Memo Prompts Call for EPD Action on Rayonier

JESUP, Ga. – Based on a newly obtained assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Altamaha Riverkeeper  is calling on Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to...MORE »

Town Hall Meeting – Plant Branch Coal Ash Concerns, June 24

There will be a town hall meeting to discuss the dewatering (or draining) of coal ash waste ponds at Plant Branch in Milledgeville hosted by Representative Rick Williams on June 24. The town hall...MORE »

Altamaha Riverkeeper to Pursue Rayonier Case in Georgia State Court of Appeals

Last week, the Georgia State Court of Appeals approved the Altamaha Riverkeeper’s application for discretionary appeal of the the Wayne County Superior Court’s unfavorable...MORE »

Altamaha Riverkeeper Joins With Partners To Launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative

With the historic and natural backdrop of Ebenezer Creek watershed, twelve organizations came together on Monday, May 8, 2017 to launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC) – a unique...MORE »

Comments Regarding Proposed Rules on Docks

Please review the linked document for comments from the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding proposed new DNR rules regarding private recreational...MORE »

Rayonier AM’s Permit to Dump Wastewater into Altamaha Nullified

An Atlanta judge has sided with environmental groups in ruling that a huge pulp mill in Southeast Georgia discharges too much pollution into the Altamaha River, known fondly as “the Little...MORE »

Judge Approves Sea Island’s Proposed Groin…but that’s not the end.

By Jen Hilburn Altamaha Riverkeeper Georgia’s coast, its communities and its wildlife, suffered a blow recently when a judge decided to allow Sea Island to move forward with developing the groin...MORE »

Support for EPA’s Proposal to Address NPDES Permit Problems

Rayonier AM operated for years without an updated NPDES permit. More than half a dozen active and retired coal-fired power plants in Georgia currently have expired permits. The EPA has recognized the...MORE »
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