I am a mother and a pediatrician who lives in Georgia. I specialize in air pollution, climate and environmental health and I can tell you, in no uncertain terms, that to improve our health and well-being, we need to clean up our air.
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We’re All Paying for Georgia Power’s Mistakes. But We Shouldn’t Have to. | Opinion
With Georgians having to pay more money for their utility bills, financial challenges and utility disconnects are becoming increasingly common statewide. And a major cause of those bigger bills? Plant Vogtle.
Senate Bill 215: Invisibility Cloak for Public Employees | Opinion
Well intentioned, but not thought through. That’s Georgia Senate Bill 215, the Harry Potter invisibility cloak for Georgia’s government employees.
America’s Always Had Black Inventors – Even When the Patent System Explicitly Excluded Them | Opinion
This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today.
What Would Teddy Roosevelt Think About the Okefenokee? | Opinion
None of us was around in 1901, when President Theodore Roosevelt used his iconic monocle to squint 121 years into the future. Just imagine if he hadn’t.
Former Trump Attorney Worked With Atlanta Tech Firm to Hack Coffee Voting System | Opinion
An attorney connected to former President Donald Trump coordinated with experts from an Atlanta-based computer firm to hack into Coffee County’s voting system in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, according to records obtained in a federal lawsuit challenging the security of Georgia’s voting system.
Bookman: Sometimes, It’s Not About the Money. Take Music Midtown, for Instance. | Opinion
“The cancellation of Music Midtown will cost Georgia’s economy $50 million,” says Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor. “It’s shameful, but not surprising, that the governor cares more about protecting dangerous people carrying guns in public than saving jobs and keeping business in Georgia.”
Protecting Our Environment Is Not a Game | Opinion
In simpler times, kids played simpler games. If you had a sidewalk and a piece of chalk, you drew squares for hopscotch. Minus a sidewalk or paved driveway, you used a stick to scratch squares in the dirt.
How to Clean Up Georgia Power’s Dirty Energy Plan | Opinion
On July 21st, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) will vote on a new energy plan, outlining how Georgia Power will generate our electricity over the next 20 years. The plan will have huge implications on some of our most pressing issues relating to public health, the economy, and the environment.