Georgia WAND helps deliver CWIP Repeal petition to Governor Deal

Georgia’s nuclear power plant Plant Vogtle’s current construction of 2 new reactors is only 40% complete but is already $5 billion over budget and five years behind schedule. Currently, many Georgia electric customers are paying for this nuclear power unknowingly. It’s called Construction Work in Progress (CWIP). Georgia WAND has supported Nuclear …

REAL State of the Union Round Up + Photo Gallery

Tuesday’s REAL State of the Union brought together neighbors representing different communities to discuss the connections between a suite of issues such as energy, climate, federal spending, jobs, racial justice, and environmental justice as east Georgia is ground zero of the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy expansion. The panel, moderated by Amelia …

Public Service Commission Sued by GA WAND Partners by Emily Weyrauch

On February 12, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Partnership for Southern Equity, and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light filed a lawsuit against the PSC in the Fulton County Superior Court. The lawsuit brings up five legal claims and requests that PSC reverse its decision to continue construction on the …

New Bills Aim to Stop Georgia Schools from Paying for Vogtle by Emily Weyrauch

Recently, a new bill (S.B. 355) was introduced to the Georgia legislature targeting Georgia Power and its enormous cost overruns on its project of construction nuclear power Plant Vogtle reactors 3 and 4. The bill, a direct response to Plant Vogtle’s infamous project delays, says that utilities can not collect financing fees …

Join Us for Georgia WAND’S 16th Annual REAL State of the Union

Please save the date for Georgia WAND’s 16th annual REAL State of the Union, featuring a panel of courageous thinkers, leaders, and activists to guide and inspire us into collective action. This event was born after Atlanta Journal Constitution journalist Jay Bookman uncovered the U.S.’s imperial interests behind the 2002 …

Georgia WAND stands with Jobs with Justice

On Thursday, Atlanta Jobs with Justice, a partner organization of ours, held an demonstration outside of the new Vine City Chick-Fil-A demanding $15 minimum wage for workers. Georgia WAND staff members and friends attended, and supported this action, standing with workers demanding equity and safe jobs that pay a living …