SAVE members will be heading to Sandersville, Ga on Tuesday October the 20th
to speak out against the proposed Sandersville Coal Plant at the
Environmental Protection Divisions Last public comment hearing. The hearing
starts at 6pm, with a citizens hearing held at 5pm. The information can be
found at the link at the end of my email. Please, also, submit a public
comment using the link to the EPD website found in the below email.
Coal is the leading single source emitter of Greenhouse Gases and
contributor to Climate Change and Global Warming. The plant will also
release more then a tablespoon of mercury every-day (when just 1/70th of a
tablespoon makes a 24 acre lake unsafe to fish from). It's a bad investment
for Georgia's energy future.
We are encouraging anyone and everyone to join us for the evening trip to
help ensure Georgia gets on the right economic and environmental health
Check out the information here:
If anyone is interested in coming, please let me know as we would like to
start a car-pool/caravan up to the hearing.
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From: Georgia Environmental Action Network <gean@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Do Your Part to Say No to Dirty Coal in Georgia
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*Say No to Dirty Coal in Georgia
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is asking for your
comments about a proposed dirty coal plant in middle Georgia.
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
emit more than 100 pounds of toxic mercury every year that will further
contaminate our rivers and fish.
In addition, the coal plant will draw up to 16 million gallons of water a
day from our rivers and wells with no assurance that clean water will be
available to residents, businesses and farms.
Rather than increase Georgia's over-dependence on coal, we should invest in
clean homegrown sources of energy, including energy efficiency improvements
Cleaner sources of energy are currently available, reliable, and affordable.
We should urge Georgia EPD and state leaders to create an energy future that
provides sustainable jobs and economic activity for all Georgians. Not only
will it prove to be a wise choice for our economy, but it will help improve
the health of Georgia's environment and those who live in it.
Georgia EPD needs to hear from you today. The agency is receiving comments
until October 27th on the proposed permit for a new dirty coal power plant.
*Deadline for responding:* Please take action by *Tuesday, October 27, 2009
*The following organizations are participating in this campaign:*
Center for a Sustainable Coast
Coosa River Basin Initiative
Georgia Canoeing Association
Georgia Conservation Voters
Georgia Forest Watch
Georgia River Network
Georgia Solar Energy Association
Mothers & Others for Clean Air
Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter
Soque River Watershed Association
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
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