Like Sen. Ossoff, you can help stop a strip mine proposed far too near the Okefenokee Swamp, which is the headwaters of the Suwannee and St Marys Rivers, and the mine sits on top of the Floridan Aquifer from which we all drink.
Senator Jon Ossoff is advocating for the protection of the Okefenokee swamp, Kyra Purvis, WFXL, Wednesday, May 25th 2022,
Senator Jon Ossoff is advocating for the protection of the Okefenokee swamp and its national wildlife refuge.
The swamp is currently being looked at by Twin Pines Minerals LLC as a place for titanium mining.
Ossoff is asking for a joint effort between both parties and is calling on all environmental agencies to protect one of Georgia’s most precious natural resources.
“Our state may lose the Okefenokee swamp, this precious natural resource, unless EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the Army Corps and Georgia’s environmental protection division take action to stop it,” said Ossoff in his call to action, “Overwhelmingly the people of Georgia and of the local community treasure the Okefenokee swamp. But I’m sounding the alarm because we need an all hands-on deck effort now to bring the pressure to bear necessary to save the Okefenokee swamp from destruction.”
Ossoff says he has contacted The Environmental Protection Agency and the CORPS to see what federal authorities can be put in place to protect the swamp.
- 2021-04-28: Letter from four U.S. Senators to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- 2021-05-14: PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Sen. Ossoff Surveys Okefenokee Swamp, Briefed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Protection of Wildlife Refuge
- 2021-12-20: Letter to U.S. EPA
- For much more, see: https://wwals.net/issues/titanium-mining/
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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