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Groups Challenge Proposed Cumberland Island Development

Cumberland Island threatened by developersConservation groups filed an appeal today of the Camden County Planning Commission’s decision to grant a hardship variance for a proposed development on Cumberland Island.

On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association and St. Marys EarthKeepers, the Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging the Planning Commission’s approval of the hardship variance requested by Lumar, LLC to subdivide an 87-acre tract into ten lots for private home construction, charging thatLumar’s application fails to meet the standards necessary for granting a hardship variance.


PSC Approves Billions in Vogtle Expenditures and Cost Overruns With No Review

On December 20, 2016, the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the Stipulation between the PSC Staff and Georgia Power Company that increases the capital costs of the Vogtle Project for the construction of Units 3 and 4 from $4.418 billion to $5.680 billion, waives $1.552 billion in potential project cost disallowances, significantly reduces the chance that any prudency review of project costs will ever be done in the future and offers few or no protections to consumers all with no review of the Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 costs to date.  The Commission’s decision creates the largest revenue requirement imposed on Georgia Power ratepayers based on the least amount of public review by the Commission in its history.


The Ray Unveils Two New Transportation Technologies - Both "Firsts" in the U.S.

It collects solar while cars travel over it - The RayWattway Solar Paving and WheelRight® Tire Pressure and Tread Depth Monitoring

The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S. Wattway drive-over solar panels that turn ordinary highways into power producers, and the WheelRight drive-over tire safety system have both been installed at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) on I-85 in West Georgia, along a corridor that is now known as "The Ray."


Congressman Bishop Supports Passage of Legislation to Fund the Government And Assist Flint, Michigan

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in support of H.R. 2028, a short-term measure to fund the federal government through April 28, 2017. Congressman Bishop also voted in support of S. 612, legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and to provide financial support for water infrastructure projects across the country.


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