Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Last week during an extended swing through South Georgia, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff surveyed the Okefenokee Swamp and was briefed by senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials on the swamp’s conservation status, biological and hydrological conditions, and ongoing efforts to assess the potential environmental impact of proposed mining developments on the wetland wildlife refuge’s periphery.

In late April, Sens. Ossoff and Warnock wrote to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expressing their support for a thorough and rigorous assessment of the environmental impacts that could result from a mining development proposed along the edge of the refuge.

Advertisements

“The Okefenokee is a sacred natural resource,” Sen. Ossoff said. “I am grateful to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their diligent protection of this precious wildlife refuge, and last week’s briefings affirmed my conviction they must participate intensively in the ongoing effort to assess damage that could result from proposed mining activity around the edge of the swamp.”

Sen. Jon Ossoff Visits Okefenokee Swamp (2)

Ossoff surveyed the Okefenokee Swamp and was briefed by senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials on the swamp’s conservation status, biological and hy…

The Georgia Virtue
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Georgia Virtue on Twitter

Advertisement

The Georgia Virtue on Youtube

Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Courts

By: Eric Cumbee The First Amendment lawsuit filed against Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has been resolved with a federal judge signing a permanent injunction....

Law Enforcement

The fact that a south Georgia sheriff has not paid federal taxes in a decade has some wondering how he has been able to...

Bulloch Local News

Two brothers accused of sex crimes against two different victims will appear in Bulloch County Superior Court for a much awaited trial stemming from...

Sticky Post

The following column is an opinion piece and reflects the views of the author and not those of The Georgia Virtue. Three different cases...

Copyright © 2021 ... JustSun LLC.

NEVER MISS A STORY!
Sign Up For Our  Newsletter
Get the latest headlines and stories - and even exclusive content!- sent right to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
×