The push by a large coalition of Georgia legislators to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining failed this session even before legislators could vote on a panel to study ways to protect the diverse wildlife refuge.
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Groups Urge Georgia DEP to Nix Mine Permit Near Okefenokee
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division wants the public to weigh in on whether a titanium mine will be allowed to operate near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Okefenokee Tug-O-War Is Long Way From Over | Opinion
The opposing sides are not barefoot on Jekyll Island’s beach, but there’s a definite line drawn in the sand.
Okefenokee Fans Rally Support Again As Mining Plan Nears Final Georgia EPD Review
A major hurdle could soon be cleared for Twin Pines Minerals’ controversial plan to mine near Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge three years after it was announced.
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.
Okefenokee: A Personal Reflection | Opinion
From 1996 through 2002, I covered DuPont Co.’s scheme to mine titanium next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as the environmental reporter for the Savannah Morning News. Now — as I reflect on those days and on the current Twin Pines Minerals proposition from more than two decades and 2,867 miles away — I am reminded of something reporters learn early on: some stories never really go away.