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Georgia’s natural gas prices climbs to nearly double the national average

District 3 candidate for the Public Service Commission, Steve Oppenheimer, today held a virtual press conference about Georgia’s high residential natural gas prices. According to reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for 4 months Georgia has had the highest residential gas prices in continental U.S., nearly double the national average.

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The Impact of Climate Change on Georgia Food and Farms

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in 2010. We felt like it was still relevant. However, some of the players mentioned are no longer part of the conversation. In particular, David Stooksbury was fired as the State Climatologist. Billy Murphey replaced him. Here is the article about that.

It’s very tempting to look at the historic number of tornadoes and thunderstorms that came crushing through the South in April and May and declare that climate change is here.
 
Same goes for the days of 100 degree highs so early in the year, and the droughts and floods that have ravaged farms and everybody else across the state, causing $75 million in insured property losses.

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Green Fleet Systems Expands Bi-Coastal Operations with New Cloud-based Supply Chain Solutions

New operations in Long Beach and Savannah Powered by LogFire Cloud-based Extended Warehouse Management Solutions

Green Fleet Systems, a logistics service provider focused on building a business anchored around "clean" technology, and LogFire, the leading cloud-based SaaS supply chain solutions company, announce expanded business operations and scope of services – creating new jobs and expanding energy efficiency in logistics.

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Georgia EPD Proposes New Consent Order For King America Finishing

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has proposed a new consent order with King America Finishing (KAF), which is intended to allow the company to proceed with environmental improvement projects to benefit the Ogeechee River in east Georgia. The Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) were requirements established in an earlier order, which was challenged in court.

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The State of Georgia Withdraws King America Finishing’s Permit

The State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has withdrawn King America Finishing’s (KAF) water pollution permit, and is requiring the company to perform an anti-degradation analysis.

EPD had issued the permit in August 2012 after heated opposition by the public and Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK), who challenged the State on the basis that the draft permit would allow excessive amounts of ammonia and other toxic chemicals to be released into the Ogeechee River. On September 7, 2012, Ogeechee Riverkeeper filed a permit appeal in the Office of State Administrative Hearings stating the permit continued to allow King America Finishing to pollute the river.

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Reef Ball Foundation Wins National Environmental Award

The Reef Ball Foundation whose mission is to preserve and restore our ocean ecosystems was named 2012 National Environmental Protection Prize Winner by the Classy Awards. "We are thrilled to announce that The Reef Ball Foundation has been recognized with a CLASSY Award,” says Scot Chisholm, CEO of StayClassy.

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