Mayor Edna Jackson announces her re-election campaign; former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett goes to prison; debate heats up over the proposed $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline through coastal Georgia.
Georgia environmental groups are praising a decision by the Obama administration to reverse itself on offshore oil. Back in March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the administration would open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. Now -- after the Gulf oil spill -- Salazar says, the administration will NOT persue Atlantic oil.
Jellyfish stings are up this year off Georgia’s coast. 10,000 people have been treated so far, up from 7,500 last year. But that doesn’t mean there are more jellyfish in Georgia waters. University of Georgia marine scientist John Crawford says data show there are more jellyfish globally because of warmer waters, a decrease in predators, and changes to ocean chemistry. But he says a surge in stings has to do with people.