EPD celebrates Earth Day – by easing restrictions on development on Georgia coast

The department announced a revision of regulations that environmentalists say will greatly increase development along the Georgia coastline.

This explanatory note comes from Neil Herring of the Sierra Club:

.It’s rather thick, but read the new memo from Judson Turner, executive director of the state EPD:

“The irony is not lost on the environmental community that this proposal was issued on Earth Day,” says Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, executive director of GreenLaw, an environmental law firm.

The campaign of Jason Carter, the Democratic candidate for governor, has quickly jumped on the change. From the campaign:

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Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.