Tag: okefenokee

Scotus ruling on Texas water case may resonate at OKE

By David Pendered MARCH 24 –As the federal government lays claim to the waters and aquifer of the Okefenokee Swamp, the Supreme Court is deciding a case involving the waters and aquifer of the Rio Grande River Basin, in Texas. The point of considering the two situations together is the rise in the nationalization of discussion […]

OKE mining permits have roots in water war ruling

By David Pendered Feb. 28 – Georgia is citing a tool used in its victory in the Supreme Court in the water rights dispute with Florida as grounds to issue draft permits to allow a company to excavate sand from Trail Ridge, near the southeastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. The citation may be the […]

Saving the Okefenokee with new song at Mardi Gras party

By David Pendered Jan. 30 – Michelle Malone’s performance of the song “Okefenokee” is one of the highlights of the Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party, a fundraiser to be hosted on Feb. 13 in North Buckhead by the Georgia River Network. Lyrics of “Okefenokee” are provided at the end of this story. They can […]

Okefenokee: Just say ‘No mine’

By David Pendered Sept. 15 – The Georgia Water Coalition is trying to insert the proposed mine near the Okefenokee Swamp into the November gubernatorial campaign via a letter-writing campaign based on a survey released Thursday that shows a solid majority of Georgians oppose the mine. The coalition has launched an online campaign targeting the gubernatorial candidates, […]

Okefenokee mine back in play

By David Pendered Aug. 23 –The federal government has dropped its efforts that had the potential to delay a proposed mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, according to a paper filed Monday in federal court in Waycross. This leaves the State of Georgia as the sole arbiter of permits for the sand mine proposed by Twin Pines […]