Another Lump of Coal to Georgians from Power4Georgians

December 18, 2009
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Power4Georgians Targets Rural Georgia Again for Dirty Coal Plant Waynesville, Ga. — A private consortium of electric cooperatives, Power4Georgians (P4G), intends to develop a second 850-megawatt coal-fired plant in Georgia, in addition to Plant Washington, north of Sandersville in middle Georgia. Its second plant would be near Fitzgerald in south-central Ben Hill County. Located on […]

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Independent Analysis Finds Plant Washington a Risk to Washington County Taxpayers

December 10, 2009
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New Study Finds Prior Estimates Overstate Jobs and Revenue to County; County to Provide $66.4 Million Subsidy and May Need to Fund Infrastructure with New Taxes Sandersville, Ga.— Taxpayers in Washington County face serious risks and will likely not reap the financial and employment perks that supporters of the proposed Plant Washington are promising if […]

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Citizens Not Allowed to Ask Questions of County Commission

November 13, 2009
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Public Input on Plant Washington Rejected by Washington County Chairman Since the coal-fired Plant Washington was proposed for Middle Georgia in January 2008, citizens in the area have tried to get answers to a number of tough questions. After months of delay, Katherine Cummings, president of the Fall-line Alliance for a Clean Environment (FACE) and […]

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

October 23, 2009
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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 […]

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Georgians tell EPD that Plant Washington and Coal Pose Huge Risks

October 22, 2009
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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 […]

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Action Alert: Say No to Dirty Coal in Georgia

October 19, 2009
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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 […]

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Georgia’s Economy needs a Green Future!

October 14, 2009
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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 […]

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