The coal ash bills didn’t even get out of
the HNRE Committee,
which instead appointed a study committee.
You can ask your Georgia House members
to get on that committee.
Peggy Riggins Leslie Webb Riggins of No Ash At All in Valdosta 2017-03-01; photo by John S. Quarterman for WWALS.
Georgia Water Coalition, Press Release, 2 March 2017,
Dumping to remain secret; Georgia House Committee fails to vote on bills requiring
Last year, Jesup residents found out that a landfill near their
homes and wells leaked toxic metals found in coal ash into the soil
and groundwater. The landfill company is proposing to make the
landfill bigger and accept even more of the toxic waste.
“It felt like a punch in the gut,” said Peggy Riggins,
Jesup resident. “We found out that toxins found in coal ash
were underneath the landfill in our county. The government and the
landfill knew for years before we were ever told. This is
unacceptable. Our communities deserve to know about proposals to
bring in toxic coal waste before its too late and has caused a
Mary Landers, SavannahNow, 2 March 2017,
Lawmakers avoid public notice on coal ash dumping, Continue reading →