Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr (GA-02) applauds Special Master Ralph Lancaster, Jr.’s recommendation, issued yesterday, that the U.S. Supreme Court deny Florida’s request for a cap on Georgia’s water usage.
Most people, including legislators, mistakenly think that Georgia’s 1979 Shore Protection Act (SPA) creates a “no-build” prohibition in the law’s “jurisdictional area” along the ocean shoreline.
But General Assembly members considering House Bill 271 need to be aware that the SPA allows up to two-thirds of that jurisdiction to be developed - meaning that in many if not most cases, a 25-foot jurisdiction – as now proposed in SPA amendments – will leave only an 8-foot band of undisturbed area along the shoreline. That is far less than the typicalback-yardset-back that applies in most residential zoning districts.
About 200 Georgians gathered at the Capitol Building, State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) filed legislation to address Georgia’s toxic coal ash pollution.
H.B. 387 requires utilities to submit a “major modification” to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) water discharge permits before releasing coal ash wastewater into Georgia’s waterways.
Former President and renewable energy advocate Jimmy Carter leases 10-acre site to help harvest the power of the sun
Former President Jimmy Carter leased a 10-acre site in his hometown to SolAmerica for development of the 1.3 MW solar project, which will provide over 50% of the power needs of the City of Plains.
Georgia Solar Energy Association’s Second Annual WISE Event Celebrates Women’s Career Gains in the Solar Industry
Solar Sister Founder and CEO Katherine Lucey to provide keynote address
The Georgia Solar Energy Association’s Second Annual WISE Event on Tuesday, February 21, will celebrate the significant economic gains women in Georgia, the U.S. and worldwide are making with solar industry growth.
The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Georgia Historical Society Announces the Collection of Environmental Visionary Ray C. Anderson Now Open For Research
The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research at the GHS Research Center in Savannah and online through the GHS online finding aids. The collection was donated to GHS by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. in late 2015.