In the late-1960s, there was a proposal to mine Georgia’s salt marsh. The ensuing fight and the law that got passed to protect the marsh are why Georgia still has nearly 400,000 acres of coastal marsh, about a third of the salt marsh on the entire Eastern Seaboard.
Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Act is also important for the state’s future. Because as the sea level rises, the marshes that got saved back then are helping the state adapt now.
Aired on WABE September, 2020.
Dozens of states and utilities around the U.S. suspended disconnections early in the pandemic, ensuring that even as businesses closed and millions of Americans lost their jobs, people would still be able to keep their lights on regardless of their ability to pay.
Now, many of those power shut-off moratoriums are expiring, including Georgia Power’s, which ended on July 15. And this comes as Americans who are still struggling face the end of another lifeline: supplemental unemployment benefits that are set to lapse.
Aired on WABE and NPR July, 2020.
The red-cockaded woodpecker is on the cusp of being an environmental success story in Georgia and across the Southeast. It’s doing well enough that there’s been talk of downgrading its protections. But some are concerned that the little bird isn’t ready for that.
Aired on WABE October, 2019.
Decades of conservation work on loggerhead turtles in the Southeast have made a difference for the threatened, long-lived, somewhat mysterious species.
Aired on WABE and on NPR July, 2019.
In Atlanta, utility customers – including the city – don’t choose where their energy comes from. Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, makes that decision. And Georgia Power isn’t considering the city’s – or its own parent company’s – carbon goals as it develops its long-range plans.
Aired on WABE and published on NPR.org in May, 2019.