Atlanta Citizen Review Board SuperGreen Solutions - Buckhead, GA

Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Total Cost is 65 Billion Dollars, former Commissioner Says

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(APN) ATLANTA — Plant Vogtle’s proposed nuclear expansion with new units 3 and 4 will cost an estimated 65 billion dollars, former Georgia Public Service (PSC) Commissioner Bobbie Baker says, based on his analysis of information he received when cross-examining the PSC staff witness at the June 23, 2015 PSC hearing.   The hearing was for the 12th Vogtle Construction […]

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Georgia Power Mum on Claim that Nuclear Expansion Unneeded

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Photograph by Glenn Carroll.  With additional reporting by Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — Nuclear Watch South (NWS) used Georgia Power’s own data to show that Georgia Power’s energy capacity is overbuilt and that Vogtle 3 and 4 are not needed, at a June 23, 2015 Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing.   The hearing was for the 12th […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To access the links, please click to view the full post.   Decatur Residents Concerned About Loss of Diversity WABE radio http://wabe.org/post/decatur-residents-concerned-about-loss-diversity   Poll Finds Big Gaps in Rural Health Care Albany Herald newspaper http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2015/jul/26/poll-finds-big-gaps-in-rural-health-care/   APD Body Camera Purchase Held Up Amid Procurement Dispute Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/apd-body-camera-purchase-held-up-amid-procurement-/nm2nN/   Georgia Sues Website for Publishing State’s Annotated Laws WABE radio http://wabe.org/post/georgia-sues-website-publishing-states-annotated-laws […]

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Atlanta Councilman Receives Threat after Stone Mountain Resolution Passes

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 20, 2015, the City Council of Atlanta approved and adopted 15-R-3870, a resolution by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1 At-Large), calling for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to approve and implement a study group to determine what additions, if any, could be added Georgia’s well-known icon, Stone Mountain.   The carving there depicts three figures […]

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AC Finally On at Friendship Towers Senior Highrise, Three Months and a Court Order Later

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(APN) ATLANTA — Following three months of senior-led activism and a court order, the air conditioning is finally repaired and working at Friendship Towers, a senior high-rise subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   Atlanta Progressive News previously reported that fed-up tenants took their complaints to HUD after the building manager, Glass Ratner, and the […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, July 26, 2015

Click on full post to click links.   Richmond Becomes First City in Contra Costa to Approve Rent Control Contra Costa Times (California) http://www.contracostatimes.com/richmond/ci_28520869/richmond-becomes-first-city-contra-costa-approve-rent   Hearing on New Vogtle Nuclear Reactors Provides New Information on Mounting Risks and Costs Clean Energy http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2015/07/07/hearing-on-new-vogtle-nuclear-reactors-provides-new-information-on-mounting-risks-and-costs/   Georgia Charter Schools: Uneven Results and Delays in Closing Failing Ones Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/07/16/georgia-charter-schools-uneven-results-and-delays-in-closing-failing-ones/ […]

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MARTA Pushes Eight Billion Dollar Expansion, Half Penny Sales Tax

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is now pushing for a package of rail line expansions, including the north line, the east line, and a new Clifton Corridor line, that would cost an estimated eight billion dollars and that would be funded in part by a half penny sales tax in Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton Counties. […]

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MARTA Pilots Farmers Market at West End Station

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(APN) ATLANTA — MARTA commuters will now have easy access to fresh, farm-grown produce; the public transit authority has opened a weekly “pop-up produce market” at the West End station.   The Fresh MARTA Market is open every Friday from 2pm until 6pm through October 2015.  The grand opening was held on Friday, July 17, 2015.   MARTA conducted a […]

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Atlantans Had Productive White House Visit for LEAD Symposium

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 02 and 03, 2015, police officers, prosecutors, elected officials, community leaders and healthcare professionals from more than thirty U.S. cities gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.   As previously, exclusively reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2); Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard; Atlanta […]

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How Atlanta, Fulton, DeKalb Could Stop Criminalizing Mentally Ill People (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — After DeKalb police officer Robert Olsen killed Anthony Hill, a young Black man suffering a mental health crisis, Atlanta Progressive News traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to report on a program that has changed how police deal with mentally ill people in that city.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/03/23/feature-in-san-antonio-anthony-hill-wouldve-been-helped-not-shot/   In this follow-up, we look at how the criminal justice, […]

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