Learn more about GIPL’s Advocacy Initiatives:
The Problem with Coal Ash
Coal Ash is the sludge-like waste left over from burning coal for electricity, and it contains toxins like arsenic, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals. Currently, the majority of the 6 million tons of coal ash that has been produced in Georgia is being stored in 29 unlined ash ponds across the state. Read more.
The Problem with Plant Vogtle
Plant Vogtle is a nuclear power plant located in Burke County, just 30 miles outside of Augusta, GA. Now, the only two nuclear units still under construction in the United States, Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 are more than 5 years behind schedule and $4 billion dollars over budget. Read more.
The Problem with Offshore Drilling
In November of 2018, a federal decision opened more than 1-billion acres in the Arctic and the East Coast, including the entire coast of Georgia, for seismic testing and offshore drilling. The risks associated with this type of testing and drilling would cause irreparable damage to Georgia’s wildlife and water resources. Read more.