On Feb. 9, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division issued draft air, water and surface mining permits to Twin Pines Minerals, LLC to operate an 820-acre mine within three miles of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Citizens concerned about the future of the Okefenokee Swamp have until a public comment period closes on April 9 to voice their belief that this mine will harm the swamp and that these permits should not be issued.

Send a comment to Georgia Environmental Protection Division today.  Urge them to deny the permits to mine and protect the Okefenokee.