Charlton County Resolution supporting the proposed titanium mine near the Okefenokee 2019-08-15

This is the resolution passed Thursday week before last by the Charlton County Commission, collected today from the County Clerk.

You can still comment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which actually has authority over the mine permit application.

[Twin Pines Materials, LLC]
Twin Pines Materials, LLC

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CHARLTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
PROCLAMATION OF SUPPORT OF
TWIN PINE MATERIALS, LLC

WHEREAS, the Charlton County Board of Commissioners is the governing authority of Charlton County, Georgia;

WHEREAS, economic development and quality, high-paying jobs are of vital importance to all local governments;

WHEREAS, the proposed heavy metal mining operation of Twin Pine Materials, LLC will result in approximately one hundred fifty (150) local high-paying jobs with benefits in Charlton County;

WHEREAS, the proposed capital investment of Twin Pine Minerals, LLC will result in substantial yearly tax revenue to the County;

WHEREAS, the estimated tax revenue from Twin Pine Minerals, LLC will allow Chariton County, Georgia to increase the level of service it provides to its citizens;

WHEREAS, the Charlton County Board of Commissioners finds and determines that the proposed operation of Twin Pine Minerals within Charlton County will result in economic levelopment that is beneficial to all of Charlton County;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Charlton County Board of Commissioners, subject to approval by any other authority having jurisdiction, hereby proclaims and expresses support of Twin Pine Minerals, LLC proposed heavy mineral sand mining.

This 5th day of August 2019.

[signed]
James E. Everett, Chairman
Charlton County Board of Commissioners

The resolution does not mention that Charlton County actually has no jurisdiction to approve or disapprove this mine: that would be the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

How to Comment

The nominal comment deadline was Thursday, September 12, 2019, but the Corps will not say it will not read comments sent in later, so you can still send in your comments, and post them on social media, as op-eds, etc.

To comment, or to request a public hearing, you can write to
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District,
Attention: Ms. Holly Ross, 1104 North Westover Boulevard, Suite 9, Albany, Georgia, 31707,
or by email to holly.a.ross@usace.army.mil.
In your comments please refer to:
Applicant: Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, Application Number: SAS-2018-00554.

For the requested state permit regarding Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, you can send a comment or request for public hearing to
Stephen Wiedl, Wetlands Unit, stephen.wiedl@dnr.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Water Protection Branch, 7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

Much more about the proposed titanium mine is here:
wwals.net/pictures/2019-07-12–tpm-usace

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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