NEWS

Palmetto Pipeline Stopped in its Tracks

  March 30, 2016 – Augusta, GA – Kinder Morgan announced it was stopping work on its proposed Palmetto Pipeline project after encountering major resistance from landowners, citizens and a coalition of environmental groups and other organizations in three states. The decision to stop work on the Palmetto Pipeline was posted on both Kinder Morgan’s […]


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Some Wins to Celebrate and our Special Thanks to ARK Members

By Jen Hilburn – Riverkeeper The beginning of 2016 finds brings us several items to celebrate: 1. Working with partners and communities throughout the Southeast coast, the Bureau of Ocean Energies Management has excluded Georgia among other SE states from offshore oil exploration in its newly released 5-year plan. While we may fight again in […]


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Critical Habitat – Longe-Billed Curlew

By Tim Keyes, Georgia DNR WRD non-game biologist The Altamaha River Delta hosts one of the largest group of wintering Longe-billed Curlew on the Atlantic Coast. While this is only around 12-15 birds, this still ranks high for the largest shorebird species in North America. While the vast majority of curlew winter in Mexico, it […]


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Help ARK fight Rayonier Pollution of the Altamaha

Rayonier Advanced Materials continues to draw up to 78 million gallons of our aquifer water and pump 60 million gallons of pollution into our Altamaha River DAILY! EPD’s new permit allows this to continue, virtually unchecked. We are appealing the new permit. The first hearing is on June 3 in Atlanta at 225 Peachtree St. NW. […]


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Stop the Sea Island Groin

 Georgia’s Shore Protection Committee voted in favor of Sea Island’s proposal to build a groin (jetty) to protect 7 undeveloped lots slated for development. We are fighting back. Our case, represented by GreenLaw, will be heard May 9-13th at the Brunswick Municipal Court, 1229 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor. Please consider attending and showing your support […]


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East Georgia State College & Altamaha Riverkeeper Alliance

EGSC & Riverkeeper have formed a training alliance to create an ‘outdoor classroom’ on the Ohoopee River, one of the tributaries of the Altamaha River. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about water issues, as well as the amazing Ohoopee river, in their own back yard. “East Georgia State College is […]


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Riverkeeper Raises Coal Ash Concerns at Lake Sinclair

Member Alert for Community Near the Harlee Branch Coal Plant on Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, GA 1/5/2016–The Altamaha River watershed received massive flooding over the holidays, swelling rivers and lakes. Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) regularly monitors the waters throughout the watershed, including the Lakes, in particular Lake Sinclair. ARK was concerned about the coal ash ponds at […]


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Rayonier AM Permit Allows Pollution of Altamaha to Continue

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Rayonier Advanced Materials. EPD, which granted the permit Dec. 29, is requiring some tighter limits on discharge chemicals that reduce oxygen levels in the water and on some organic chemicals. Advocates for water quality in the Altamaha characterized the EPD […]


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Atwood Requests Reconsideration of Spit Permit

Responding to constituent concerns, Georgia Rep. Alex Atwood (R-St.Simons) has asked the DNR’s Shore Protection Committee to reconsider its decision to grant a Permit to Sea Island Acquisitions to build a groin to protect eight lots it wants to sell from further beach erosion caused largely by the groin the Sea Island company built previously further up […]


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ARK Will Pursue Options to Oppose Sea Island Groin

  The Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committee has voted 2-1 to approve the proposal by Sea Island Acquisitions (SIA) to build a 350 foot groin intended to protect 8 lots the company wants to sell to high wealth individuals interested in building luxury beachfront homes. Currently, the land is undeveloped. It has been deemed […]


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