The mine and the Swamp and the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs are in the news,
in the Albany Herald, the Saporta Report, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
plus my op-ed last week in the Valdosta Daily Times.
You can also contact the governor, the runoff candidates, and other
For why, see the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen.
Mine, Swamp, River, Bird
So far, the only statement we’ve seen from any Georgia runoff candidate
is in the AJC article:
Jenni Sweat, a spokeswoman for Perdue, said the office received
regular updates on the Twin Pines project as they do with many other
Corps projects. “This presents an economic development
opportunity in rural Southeast Georgia that local officials support,
and our office has monitored its status through the federal and
state regulatory process,” said Sweat in a statement.
Let’s also hear from the other U.S. Senate candidates,
Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, and Raphael Warnock.
And let’s hear from candidates for Public Service Commission,
Daniel Blackman, and Lauren Bubba McDonald.
If nothing else, the miners will probably want more electric power for their mine site, so that makes it a PSC issue, too.
Albany Herald, 29 December 2020,
Environmental groups ask governor to stop mine near Okefenokee,
HAHIRA — Environmental groups, including the Suwannee
Riverkeeper and the WWALS Watershed Coalition, have sent a letter to
Gov. Brian Kemp asking him to stop the proposed titanium strip mine
from being allowed within a few miles of the Okefenokee Swamp in
south Georgia and north Florida.
The letter, which lays out evidence to support the groups’ request,
states: Continue reading →