That titanium strip mine too near the Okefenokee Swamp is still in permitting, as Scott James and I discussed on his radio show Monday morning; here’s video. You can help stop that mine.
There’s serious doubt about the legitimacy of the decision last October by the Army Corps of Engineers to abdicate responsibility, since a District Court revoked last year’s EPA decision that the Corps used to decide. Meanwhile, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) has five permit applications from those Alabama coal miners, Twin Pines Minerals LLC. For details, see Mining moratorium: NWPR WOTUS and Army Corps on Okefenokee mine site –WWALS to EPD 2021-09-27.
You can ask GA-EPD for a moratorium on all mining,
until the effects of that District Court decision get sorted out,
or to deny the permits for that mine,
or at the very least to examine the permits very thoroughly and produce the equivalent of the Environmental Impact Statement that the Corps should be working on.
And don’t forget the WWALS Boomerang paddle race tomorrow morning,
Saturday, October 23, 2021, from Georgia into Florida and back!
Video: Titanium strip mine too close to Okefenokee Swamp, Suwannee Riverkeeper on Scott James Radio 2021-10-18
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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