Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
An environmental coalition has settled a lawsuit trying to block water discharge from a proposed coal-fired power plant. The Georgians for Clean Energy Coalition says, the plant developer has agreed to limit the temperature of the water they plan to put in the Oconee River. The Sierra Club says, limiting the discharge temperature will protect fish.
There's no good route for trucks carrying liquefied natural gas through Savannah. That's the conclusion of a safety consultant hired to review a trucking proposal. Houston-based El Paso Corporation wants to put up to 58 trucks a day on Savannah roads.
The Environmental Protection division is holding a public hearing on water use by a proposed coal plant in Washington County Tuesday. At issue is the water permit for the plant proposed by Power4 Georgians. It would pump water from the Oconee river, to be used in the Ogeechee river basin. Any unused water, about 11 percent, would be returned to the Oconee.