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Three more downstream in Florida ask GA-EPD to tell everyone about spills in Georgia; you can, too! 2018-10-30

Update 2018-11-01: Now plus Paddle Florida, for six Florida signers and fourteen Georgia signers. A copy with all twenty signers went today to GA-EPD Director Richard E. Dunn and Assistant Director Lauren M. Curry. Yes, your organization can still sign on for later delivery.

Three Florida groups downstream in the Suwannee River Basin ask the state of Georgia to tell everyone when somebody spills sewage (or something else) into rivers in Georgia:

Aquiferious, Logos Margaret Tolbert,
Founder,
Aquiferious

Our Santa Fe River, Logos Michael Roth,
President,
Our Santa Fe River

These three groups add to two others in Florida that are not even downstream, and to twelve in Georgia so far. Your group can also sign on to the resolution.

[Signatures]

We plan to send this resolution to GA-EPD by the first of November. To get your organization on the copy sent then, please sign on by the end of October, which is tomorrow, Halloween. Continue reading

GA-DNR should not give away easements to Sabal Trail –FrK, WWALS, GA Sierra Club

In addition, J. Mark Mobley, Jr. of Moultrie, Colquitt County, GA, is Vice Chair of the Land Committee that meets first. LTE If that Committee doesn’t recommend the Sabal Trail give-away, the full DNR board probably won’t vote on it. You can send the GA-DNR board members comments, or go to the meeting Wednesday morning 9AM in Atlanta. Meanwhile, this LTE (PDF) just went to the Albany Herald.

Jeff Sinyard represents southwest Georgia on the Board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He is our voice on that very important and powerful Board.

Sabal Trail Pipeline needs easements granted by the DNR Board to pass under key southwest and south-central Georgia rivers and creeks. Elsewhere in Georgia, over to the east and on the coast, Governor Deal’s DOT recently blocked the use of eminent domain for a gas and diesel pipeline. The Governor does not have the same power over natural gas pipelines under Georgia law. However, the Governor’s DNR Board does have the power Continue reading