I sent this at 4:08 PM today to TwinPines.Comment@dnr.ga.gov:
“Please find attached a letter of opposition by all nine Riverkeepers of Georgia to the mining permit applications by Twin Pines Minerals, LLC.”
See also the letter by Waterkeepers Florida, representing all fifteen Waterkeepers of Florida. It includes links to the letters by Suwannee and St. Marys Waterkeepers.
You can still send in your own comment.
While the comment period on the Mining Land Use Plan nominally closes at 4:30 PM today, that same address has been open for comments for a year or more, and will probably remain open.
Plus GA-EPD has said that if there is a draft permit, they will open another 60-day public comment period.
Meanwhile, all the Waterkeepers of Georgia and Florida oppose that strip mine for white paint, and support the Okefenokee Swamp, the St. Marys and Suwannee Rivers, and the Floridan Aquifer.
The GA Riverkeepers letter
The letter is below in web form, or see it as PDF. Continue reading