Nuclear power opponents are alleging Solyndra-style problems in the $8 billion federal loan guarantee for Georgia's Vogtle nuclear reactor project. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says high-level political appointees have interfered with key decisions in the delayed and over-budget nuclear plant. The alliance says the project received favorable loan terms that are out-of-sync with the present market.
A Tybee Island hotel owner accused of having workers remove part of a sand dune has agreed to spend $10,000 to fund environmental education programs as part of a settlement with the state Department of Natural Resources.
Georgia Southern University students have volunteered to pay $10 per semester to enhance environmental initiatives on the Statesboro campus. Students also have endorsed two new fees for athletics, including one to expand Paulson Stadium.
Federal Forest Service officials are studying the road system in the Chattahoochee National Forest and want to know which roads are most important to visitors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is accepting comments from anyone who's interested through April 13.
Recycling advocates in Savannah's Chatham County are hoping to take advantage of a rarely-used power in the state constitution. They want to force a vote to start a curbside recycling program. Georgia's Constitution allows citizen-initiated ballot questions in certain, local cases.