Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022 Georgia Water Coalition

2022 Dirty Dozen report celebrates 50 years of the Clean Water Act’s impact on Georgia’s Water

Staff reports, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Georgia’s leading water advocacy organizations released their “Dirty Dozen” report for 2022, highlighting 12 landmark legal actions that have shaped the implementation of the Clean Water Act in Georgia. Unlike previous Dirty Dozen reports that shined a light on present threats to the health of Georgia’s water, this year’s edition takes a look back at actions that corrected some “dirty” situations to improve the health of Georgia’s water and the people and wildlife that depend on it.

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Santiago Marquez jumped into the CEO’s seat in July 2020, in the midst of the pandemic.
This year, the organization he leads celebrates 50 years of serving a community that was hit hard by COVID-19.
Photo: Eric Sun



Nov. 30, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Catching up with… Santiago Marquez

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that Santiago Marquez jumped into the CEO’s seat of the Latin American Association in July 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. This year, the organization he leads celebrates 50 years of serving a community that was hit hard by COVID-19.

Nov. 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why a coal ash decision in Ohio may cause problems for Georgia Power

Drew Kann reports that a federal agency’s decision to stop an Ohio power company from dumping more toxic coal ash in an unlined pond has brought fresh scrutiny to Georgia Power’s own waste storage plans and whether they could cost the company and, potentially, ratepayers down the line. Among the main reasons cited in the Ohio case is that a waste storage pond on the site has coal ash sitting in contact with groundwater.

Nov. 30, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia, other states settle smartphone ad case with Google, iHeartMedia

T.A. DaFeo reports that Georgia is set to receive nearly $1.2 million following a settlement with Google and iHeartMedia over a series of ads with “allegedly false endorsements” of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone. According to a news release, in 2019, Google contracted iHeartMedia to record pro-Pixel 4 ads.

Nov. 30, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Georgia Power wants to bill ratepayers for grid upgrade, shareholder gains

Stanley Dunlap reports that a co-founder of an Atlanta organization that mentors underserved youth urged Georgia Power executives and state regulators on Tuesday to consider the families who are dressing their children before sunrise before making a final decision regarding a steep hike in electricity rates. State regulators are wrapping up a series of Georgia Power rate case hearings on Wednesday, and time is running out for all concerned to make their arguments before commissioners are set to vote by Dec. 20 on a case that affects the utilities 2.7 million customers in Georgia.

Nov. 30, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

‘Forever chemicals’ dominate the Georgia Water Coalition discussion on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Adam Carey reports that the ongoing presence of “forever chemicals” in the Oostanaula River was one of the main topics of conversation as the Georgia Water Coalition discussed ongoing environmental struggles as well as successes on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act on Tuesday. The coalition’s Dirty Dozen report is published annually as a call to action, highlighting the worst offenses to Georgia’s water supply.

Nov. 30, 2022 Gwinnett Daily Post

UGA student newspaper Red & Black names new executive director

Staff reports, the Red & Black Publishing Company Inc. announced that Charlotte Norsworthy has been selected as the incoming executive director of the organization. Presently the Editorial Director of The Red & Black, Norsworthy is a “Double Dawg” alumna of the journalism college at the University of Georgia.

Nov. 30, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Auburn University’s Physicians Only Executive MBA Program Teaches Business of Medicine

Julia Roberts reports that Dr. Peter Armstrong is one of many doctors interested in expanding their knowledge of the healthcare industry beyond their personal practice. Doctors receive excellent medical training but are exposed to little or no business education.

Nov. 30, 2022 WSB-Radio

UGA student creates the perfect gift for smelly feet

Sabrina Cupit reports that stinky feet can be embarrassing, but thanks to a University of Georgia student, there is a solution! Matthew Tesvich is the founder of Ox Sox, a company that produces odorless socks that prevent smelly feet.

Nov. 30, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Gov. Kemp staffer tapped to lead Savannah Chamber. What you need to know about Bert Brantley

Will Peebles reports that next year, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome its first new president in 24 years, Bert Brantley, an advisor to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Brantley most recently served as deputy chief of staff for Kemp. As a senior advisor, he managed the communications, external affairs, legislative, policy, and constituent services teams.

Nov. 30, 2022 Capitol Beat News

First bill of next year’s General Assembly session targets Georgia’s abortion ban  

Rebecca Grapevine reports that the first bill prefiled for the 2023 legislative session takes aim at one of the hottest political topics in Georgia, a law that bans abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy. House Bill 1 (HB 1) would require the state to pay for many of the costs of having and caring for a child for mothers who would like to have had an abortion but were prohibited from doing so by the Georgia law that prohibits the procedure after fetal cardiac activity can be detected.

Nov. 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Where Walker and Warnock stand on health care

Anjali Huynh and Shannon McCaffrey report that abortion has dominated conversations on health care in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race since the nation’s highest court struck down constitutional protection for the procedure in June. But other health care topics remain pressing concerns for Georgians as well.

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