While an Alabama-based company’s controversial mining proposal moves through the permitting process, a south Georgia Republican lawmaker is again attempting to head off any future attempt to mine an important site near the Okefenokee Swamp.
Conservationists are waging another legal challenge against a company’s strip-mining plans near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Georgia.
A major hurdle could soon be cleared for Twin Pines Minerals’ controversial plan to mine near Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge three years after it was announced. And a coalition of park supporters is rallying the public against those plans it claims would threaten hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands.
The board isn’t ready yet to pass a resolution, DNR Board Chairman Bill Jones said, instead looking to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to take the lead on the issue as then-Secretary Bruce Babbitt did 25 years ago.
Despite a federal rule change that removes a major hurdle for a mine near the Okefenokee, environmental groups say they're pursuing options to block the mining operation.
The Bartow County Planning Commission is recommending denial of a zoning change to allow mining near Adairsville.
Close to 150 people turned out Tuesday night for an information session on the proposed Twin Pines Minerals mine near the Okefenokee National Wildlife...