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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
– Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Current Action Alerts
Speak Out to Protect right whales!
Fewer than 375 North Atlantic right whales currently exist on Earth. Since 2017, at least 46 right whales have died because of boat strikes and entanglements in fishing rope. When they become entangled, the weight of the lines can cause the whales to drown or become so exhausted that they are no longer able to feed or migrate. Fishing ropes wrap around their flukes and mouths and cause severe lacerations, and interfere with migration, feeding, and reproduction.
In an effort to help right whales and other large whale species, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed changes to the laws that regulate how lobster and crab fisheries are permitted to negatively impact (or “take”) the right whales that feed and migrate along the East Coast. Unfortunately, the proposed language does not go far enough. Please join us in submitting a comment before the March 1 deadline—with our simple online tools, it’s as quick and easy as clicking a button.
Twin Pines Minerals, an Alabama-based mining company, is continuing with their proposal to break ground on a new titanium mine along Trail Ridge in Charlton County. Now that the Army Corps of Engineers has determined there is no need for a federal permit at their “demonstration site,” it’s up to Georgians to protect North America’s largest blackwater swamp from the threats of mining.
Twin Pines is proposing to mine titanium along Trail Ridge, which acts like a natural dam that allows the Okefenokee Swamp to exist. Drilling into this ridge could irreparably damage the swamp’s hydrological systems, habitat for some of Georgia’s most imperiled species, and the headwaters for the St. Mary’s and Suwanee Rivers.
Our sea levels are rising. Let’s invest in a More Resilient Future for our Coast!
In 2019, coastal Georgia saw more flooding events than ever before. And since 2000, the U.S. has suffered 20 of the costliest hurricanes in our history. Despite these obvious threats, Georgia is still the only state along the Atlantic coast that has not yet convene a state-sanctioned council of experts and stakeholders to address coastal adaptation.
If we choose to idly stand by while our coast experiences unprecedented flooding, our communities will continue to invest in infrastructure and development that is incompatible with the future of our coast, threatens public safety, and leaves our state’s economy vulnerable to the unpredictability of flooding and storm surge. The 2021 legislative session is the time for Georgia’s leaders to begin implementing proactive solutions that will prepare our coast for the future, and get our coast up-to-speed on flooding and storm surge mitigation.