Coal on the Table: People’s Hearings Scheduled Across Georgia

Posted on September 30, 2009 by

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Recently,the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued draft permits for a proposed coal plant near Sandersville, Ga.  In response, thousands of citizens from across the state, concerned for their health and electricity costs, called and wrote emails and letters asking EPD to hold multiple permit hearings in cities around the State.

However, In addition to issuing the draft permits, the state Environmental Protection Division IGNORED the requests of over 1,000 people to hold hearings on this proposed coal plant at locations around the state, and schedule ONLY TWO hearings, both to be held in Sandersville, Georgia.

The Future of Coal in Georgia is on the table

The Future of Coal in Georgia is on the table

On October 6th, the EPD is hosting the first of ONLY two permit hearings that could grant Power4Georgians the permission to build a new dirty 850 mw coal fired power-plant in the state (the first in nearly 30 years!)

But, Community and Environmental groups from around the state are hosting “Family & Environmental Health Citizens’ Hearings” to help concerned citizens who are unable to attend EPD hearings, state voice their concerns over this proposed coal plant and enter their comments into the official record.  The hearings will take place on October 6th at several locations across, with a special hearing in Savannah on October 13th.

Here’s a short listing of the facebook listings for events:

October 6th/13th Hearings
Atlanta:
http://tinyurl.com/yfph4zg

Kennesaw:
http://tinyurl.com/yl3mtb9

Macon:
http://tinyurl.com/yf9r7en

Augusta:
http://tinyurl.com/yg2twd3

Savannah:
http://tinyurl.com/yk48dms

Sandersville:
http://tinyurl.com/ygryuy

As Americans, it is our right and responsibility to remind government officials that we want them to protect our air and water from pollution

The final scheduled EPD hearing is set for October the 20th, in Sandersville Georgia
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=135582179840&ref=ts

Coal Hearing in Kansas City Missouri that led to Plants defeat

Coal Hearing in Kansas City Missouri that led to Plants defeat

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