Hahira, GA, June 5, 2022 —
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) has reversed its October 2022 abdication of oversight over
the proposed titanium strip mine site too near the Okefenokee Swamp.
That puts Twin Pines Minerals back to re-applying for a USACE
permit, in addition to its permit applications to the Georgia
Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD).
Okefenokee Swamp, Mine site, Ossoff, Connor
This Friday, Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for
Civil Works, issued a memorandum revoking the previous decision by
USACE that said there were no Waters of the U.S. related to the
proposed mine site. He said the Muscogee Creek Nation had not been
properly consulted, despite their request for such consultation.
Twin Pines Minerals must resubmit an application if they still want
to mine there.
“The Okefenokee is a sacred natural resource. It is a wildlife refuge that must be protected,” said U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, May 6, 2021.
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