Stories by Mary Landers

Monday, May 4, 2015

Many question pipeline project

Landowners, lawmakers and local governments along the route of the so-called Palmetto Pipeline are still seeking answers to questions as fundamental as where the pipeline will run and how it will ...
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Most of 500 meeting attendees strongly oppose pipeline

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- Heading into the first official hearing for the Palmetto Pipeline on Tuesday evening, dozens of protesters lined the long driveway into the Richmond Hill City Center, wearing ...
By Mary Landers

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

Petroleum pipelines have a peculiar past in Georgia. Their history was built on support of national defense in World War II and altered in the 1990s by angry and influential plantation owners.
By Mary Landers

Pipeline meeting crowd expected

The Georgia DOT is expecting more than 100 people, and anti-pipeline groups are expecting even more at the first public hearing about the Palmetto Pipeline.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Public hearing on pipeline planned

After sending Georgians to "open houses" that fell short of the legal requirement of a hearing, the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a true public hearing regarding the proposed ...
By Mary Landers

Friday, March 27, 2015

More meetings on pipeline

Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline would benefit Georgia.
By Mary Landers

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pipeline meeting status questioned

Hundreds of Georgians have attended meetings this month about a proposed petroleum pipeline planned to run along the Savannah River, but state officials have been unable to confirm whether ...
By Mary Landers

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pipeline plan draws protests

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- More than 60 people packed a public hearing Wednesday evening about a proposed petroleum pipeline that will run through 210 miles of Georgia.
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hearing set on proposed pipeline

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Local residents interested in a proposed petroleum pipeline that will run through 210 miles of Georgia can attend a meeting Wednesday to learn more.
By Mary Landers

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Gas pipeline to expand along Savannah River

The parent company of a Savannah area liquefied natural gas facility is planning a new 360-mile pipeline that will parallel the Savannah River.
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Savannah mall uses fake vultures to frighten flock

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Atop the roof at the Savannah Mall, 10 vulture effigies have been strung up on poles to frighten other birds.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Vogtle gets money; water issue not addressed

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power’s two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle.
By Mary Landers

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Southern copperheads growing

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As Eastern kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals - the venomous copperhead - seems to be increasing.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Ga. town drops windmill plan

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Tybee's turbine is gone with the wind.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Rate hike would cost customers $100 a year by 2016

The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved a settlement Tuesday that will increase Georgia Power?s rates by about a $100 a year for the average residential customer by 2016.
By Mary Landers

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Georgia robot in fleet of ocean research machines

A small fleet of underwater robots, including one from the University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute, is swimming off the East Coast this fall, collecting data that could shed light on scientific ...
By Mary Landers

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Savannah 'Extreme Makeover' house sold

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Less than three years after they moved in with cameras rolling and hundreds of volunteers cheering, Jim and Carmen Simpson have moved out of their Extreme Makeover house.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Web site camera captures river images

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Web site camera allows anyone with a computer to get real-time images of the Savannah River.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Brockovich to investigate Ogeechee pollution

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The beleaguered Ogeechee River has a newfound friend in Erin Brockovich, the environmental advocate made famous in a Hollywood movie.
By Mary Landers

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

State pulls Ogeechee River permit

Georgia regulators have withdrawn the pollution permit issued in August to King America Finishing and ordered the company to analyze the effect of its discharge on the Ogeechee River.
By Mary Landers
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