WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Friday, July 12, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a Public Notice for Application
SAS-2018-00554 for a titanium mine southeast of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
Thursday I attended a meeting at the Okefenokee NWR near Folkston
about that, and I met with agents of the miners back in April.
The application is about the little purple area on this map they showed us at the end of April:
Suwannee Riverkeeper is among the signatories on the
comments Waterkeeper Alliance sent in the rulemaking on
redefining Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).
Protecting feeder streams and wetlands is important also
to prevent floods such as we had in 2009 and 2013,
which caused massive sewage overflows.
Waterkeeper Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for
Food Safety, Turtle Island Restoration Network, and 115 Waterkeeper
Organizations and Affiliates submitted comments to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (Corps) urging Continue reading →
Atlanta — US District Court Judge Orinda Evans levied a $10
million penalty on American Sealcoat Manufacturing LLC (Sealcoat)
for unlawful discharge of toxic pollutants into the Chattahoochee
River near Fulton Industrial Park. The Judge ruled in a Clean Water
Act complaint brought by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), which
discovered and reported the dumping.