Tag Archives: EPD

Political Notes — Barnes endorses Evans in governor’s race

Former governor Roy Barnes throws his support to state Rep. Stacey Evans in the governor’s race . . .

Tags: EPD , Jody Hice , Marjie Dickey , roy barnes , Stacey Evans

Lawsuit hits EPD over water quality permits at power plants

The Environmental Protection Division is sued over the expiration of five water quality permits at Georgia Power plants . . .

Tags: EPD , Georgia Power , Sierra Club , water quality permits

Political Notes — Dunn confirmed as new EPD chief

Richard Dunn has replaced Jud Turner as the director of the Environmental Protection Division, an appointment confirmed by the state Board of Natural Resources . . .

Tags: Council of Municipal Court Judges , EPD , GE , Nathan Deal , religious liberty , Richard Dunn

Political Notes — Gingrich for veep speculation is building

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is the center of talk about who will be Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate . . .

Tags: court packing , Donald Trump , EPD , Georgia Trial Lawyers , Jud Turner , Newt Gringrich

Political Notes – Lawmakers start push for City of South Fulton

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation for a referendum on the City of South Fulton; how will Mayor Kasim Reed react? . . .

Tags: coal ash , EPD , Kasim Reed , Roger Bruce , South Fulton referendum , Tom Taylor , Virgil Fludd , William Perry

Turner out as EPD director, stays on as water lawyer

EPD Director Jud Turner is stepping down from the position on June 1, but will continue to work for the state as a water wars lawyer . . .

Tags: EPD , Jud Turner , Nathan Deal , water litigation

Tire dump law not being effectively enforced, audit says

A state audit report says EPD is not enforcing the state’s tire dump program effectively, even though it’s generating more than enough money through fee revenues . . .

Tags: EPD , scrap tire dumps , state auditor's report

Buffer zones don’t apply to marshlands, court rules

Georgia Supreme Court agrees with EPD that state law doesn’t require protective buffer zones along coastal marshland areas . . .

Tags: buffer zones , EPD , Georgia Supreme Court , Jud Turner , marshlands

A billion-dollar pipeline moves steadily onward

The Palmetto Pipeline will be one of Georgia’s largest infrastructure projects ever, but it is flying under the political radar as it moves ahead . . .

Tags: DOT , eminent domain , environmental concerns , EPD , Jud Turner , Kinder Morgan , Palmetto Pipeline , petroleum products , property condemnations , Russell McMurry

Coastal marshland bill clears Senate committee

Legislation that would require a 25-foot protective buffer along the state’s coastal marshes is approved by the Senate Natural Resources Committee . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , buffer zones , coastal marshlands , EPD , Jud Turner