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Georgians Deliver Loud Message: “NO” to Cobb EMC’s Proposed New Coal Plant

October 23, 2009 by


Those of us who have opposed Cobb EMC’s plan to build a new pollution-spewing coal-fired power plant in Washington County were reaffirmed in our position this week at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s public hearing on the plant on October 20 in Sandersville.  Georgians from many parts of the state attended, but the most impressive […]

Georgians tell EPD that Plant Washington and Coal Pose Huge Risks

October 22, 2009 by


Residents crowd hearing, urge state to opt for cleaner, safer, more beneficial energy sources SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — A diverse cross-section of Georgians packed an elementary school cafeteria in Sandersville Tuesday night to tell state environmental officials that pollution from a planned coal-burning power plant in Washington County posed unnecessary threats to public health and the […]

Action Alert: Say No to Dirty Coal in Georgia

October 19, 2009 by


The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is asking for your comments about a proposed dirty coal plant in middle Georgia. The Problem: Our air and water can only absorb so much pollution without creating health hazards for people, livestock and crops. If Georgia EPD approves proposed permits for a new dirty coal plant, it will […]

Georgia’s Economy needs a Green Future!

October 14, 2009 by


Lets ‘Get Smart’ about some things: Georgia is experiencing some of the worst that the US recession has to offer.  Investments in fossil fuels infrastructure like coal only strengthen the conditions that caused this recession, while investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency are some of the only remaining markets with the ability to lift […]

Speak Out!

October 14, 2009 by


Tuesday October 20th, 6pm EPD Hearing on Plant Washington Pollution Ridge Road Elementary School 285 Ridge Rd. Sandersville, Ga 31802 This coming Tuesday, October 20th, the Environmental Protection Division is hosting the second of just two public hearings to gather citizen input about the pollution that would be emitted from the Proposed 850 MW Plant […]

Dispatch from Washington County: Oct 6th EPD Hearing

October 12, 2009 by


Written by Lyle Lansdall, with contributions from Katherine Cumming ( I attended the October 6th Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Hearing for Plant Washington in Sandersville.  There were approximately 150 people from across the state attending. Five EPD staffers were seated at a table to the left of a large screen on stage and three Power4Georgian […]

Georgia Citizens Voice Opposition to New Coal Plant

October 9, 2009 by


Cross Posted from Georgia Citizens attended statewide public hearings on Tuesday to voice their opposition to Plant Washington and their frustration with the lack of public opportunity for comment. On Tuesday, Oct. 6th, Georgia citizens gathered together at statewide public hearings sponsored by a coalition of organizations called Georgians for Smart Energy. Residents were […]