5 key environmental issues Georgia faces

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (October 15, 2021, 12:26 p.m. EDT) – As Georgia’s population continues to grow, environmental issues including water use, environmental justice and tensions between rural and urban interests , will also gain importance.

Peach State grew by more than one million people between 2010 and 2020, largely in the Atlanta area, according to the latest US Census data. This growth has highlighted the importance of water, which is already a source of contention for Georgia and its neighboring states. And the increasingly obvious effects of climate change are forcing environmental groups to advocate strongly for coastal protection, while development projects such as mining are …

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