Union Carbide’s decision to back out of a land deal for a Camden County spaceport has sparked more lawsuits ahead of next month’s Georgia Supreme Court hearing of a challenge to a public vote that has scuttled the project for now.
A Georgia county has filed a lawsuit that seeks to force a company to sell it 4,000 acres on which the county has long planned to build a launch pad for commercial rockets.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A judge ruled that Fani Willis cannot investigate state Sen. Burt Jones in the Fulton County special grand jury investigating the 2020 election. Plus, courts have upheld subpoenas for false electors and Rep. Jody Hice. Meanwhile, Rep. Buddy Carter voted against codifying gay marriage.
The owner of a 4,000-acre industrial site says it has ended a longstanding agreement to sell the property to a Georgia county seeking to build a launch pad for commercial rockets.
The planned launch facility’s fate could be determined when ongoing legal battles are settled, but that doesn’t mean the county’s negotiations for the spaceport are on hold.
By a nearly 3-to-1 margin on Tuesday, Camden County voters told the county commission to pull out of its option contract to buy land for a planned spaceport.
A Georgia county's plan to build a launchpad for commercial rockets is going before voters in a referendum forced by opponents of the project. Commissioners are fighting in court to have the election declared invalid. They asked the Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday to prohibit certification of the vote until their court challenge gets decided.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: As the qualifying week unfolds new, candidates emerge, including one challenger to longtime U.S. Rep. David Scott. And while races are now officially underway, millions have already been spent on ads. Plus, voters are to weigh in on development of a spaceport along the Georgia coast.
State Rep. Steven Sainz speaks out against any attempt to subvert voters’ will in Tuesday election.
Camden County cannot purchase the Union Carbide property it wants for a spaceport until local voters weigh in on the deal, according to a new judicial ruling issued Thursday.
A judge has denied a request to stop a county from buying land for a planned spaceport near the Georgia coast, dealing the latest blow to the project's opponents. The ruling now allows the county to close on the property, barring unforeseen circumstances.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to decide this month whether or not to allow the proposed Spaceport Camden to go forward in Camden County, Ga. The spaceport, supporters say, would mean tourism and big business for the county. But the proposed launch facility would send rockets over the federally protected Cumberland and Little Cumberland islands. This has alarmed residents and environmental advocates. In this Georgia Today, Savannah-based freelance reporter Alexandra Marvar explores the debate.
The saga of Camden County’s ambitious plans to launch rockets off Georgia’s coast could finally be resolved this summer.
Camden County is pulling out all the stops to win approval of plans to build a commercial spaceport supporters say would represent a huge economic boost for southeastern Georgia.
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