Georgia EPD Issues Draft Air Permits and Two Public Hearings!

Posted on September 22, 2009 by

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Georgia’s EPD has released draft permits for several of the permits that will be required to operate and construct the coal-fired power plant in Sandersville.  The permits include a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit, which will address the air emissions of such pollutants as mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and more.  The permit can be found on EPD’s website here.

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A public hearing will be held in Sandersville Georgia on October 20th. To attend this hearing or find out more about what you can do, click here.


Come tell EPD “NO NEW COAL”


The hearing will be held at 6 pm on October 20, 2009, at Ridge Road Elementary School Cafeteria, 285 Ridge Road, Sandersville, Georgia 31802.


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EPD also released a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, a water withdrawal permit, and a groundwater withdrawal permit which are not available on EPD’s website, but can be obtained by visiting EPD in Atlanta.

We believe that Georgia should invest in energy sources that will not harm our air or rivers. Renewable energy from solar, wind, biomass and geothermal energy sources do not produce mercury, soot and other harmful pollutants and do not guzzle our precious water.

Clean energy is available, affordable and plentiful. We need to invest in clean, renewable energy today and stop sinking money into financially risky, technologically outdated fossil fuels, like coal-fired power plants proposed for Early County and Washington County. We believe that all Georgians will prosper when we make the smart energy choices of energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy.

Sign the GSE PLEDGE!

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