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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 »

Spit Case Decision Expected by August 26

On July 13, Administrative Law Judge Kristin Miller heard five hours of closing argument in the challenge by the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Surfrider Foundation, and One Hundred Miles to Sea Island...MORE »

DOJ & EPA Announce $29 Million Settlement for LCP Chemicals Superfund Site

LCP Chemicals Superfund site – aerial view WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Honeywell International Inc. and...MORE »

Georgia on path to Loggerhead Recovery Milestone

Relocating a nest on Cumberland 2016 The DNR’s sea turtle expert, Mark Dodd, sent out this note on this year’s nesting season. It’s a very encouraging forecast and a testament to...MORE »

Ruling on Rayonier AM Permit Appeal Likely by September

A decision on whether to invalidate the state permit allowing Rayonier Advanced Materials to discharge 60 million gallons of dark, smelly wastewater daily into the Altamaha River is now expected...MORE »

ARK Taking Ga. EPD to Court over Rayonier Wastewater Permit

  The Altamaha Riverkeeper is seeking to invalidate the state permit allowing Rayonier Advanced Materials to discharge up to 60 million gallons a day of dark, smelly wastewater daily into the...MORE »

Turtle Expert’s Opinion Overlooked in DNR Report on Spit

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources ignored its own turtle expert’s advice in a document prepared in connection with Sea Island Acquisition’s application to build an additional sea groin...MORE »

Sea Island Spit Challenge Goes to Court May 9

Those opposed to the proposed rock groin encouraged to attend. The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) and Surfrider Foundation will have an opportunity to argue their case in court against the rock groin...MORE »

Petition Urges Obama to Halt All New Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases

More Than 45 Organizations Back Historic Legal Petition That Takes Aim at Ocean-drilling Damage to Climate, Wildlife, Communities WASHINGTON— More than 45 climate, conservation, indigenous and...MORE »

Groups urge EPD to keep toxic heavy metals out of Georgia’s water

Expired permits leave water sources vulnerable to toxins, pollutants   ATLANTA, GA—The Sierra Club and its allies are calling on state regulators to protect Georgia’s drinking water and...MORE »
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