Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Legislative Update From The Georgia Conservancy

Here is the latest update on legislation from the Georgia Conservancy. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGrcFnDftpMDNlWWPxQSpSGQMQf

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Stand Up For The Okefenokee, Public Comment On The Twin Pines Mine Is Now Open

The Georgia Conservancy asks for your comments on the Twin Pines mining proposal. There is a link here to send your comments, along with background information. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGrcFhSWZHwXCHhsMxjhvKXKpDv

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Snow Report

We have maybe a half an inch of snow, but none on the driveway. There will be some slick spots, but – at least in our area – the roads look pretty good. There’s a very brisk wind, and it’s … Continue reading

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Snow Shower, Snow In Forecast

We had a brief snow shower at 10:00 AM. The forecast high is 39 and the forecast low tonight is 24. It’s windy and raw outside. The real hazard at the moment is that the porch temperature is right on … Continue reading

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More On The Proposed “Backpack Tax”

I mentioned that the outdoor recreation industry beat back a proposal to place an excise tax on their products for wildlife funding, similar to the tax that hunters and shooters pay on guns (11% on rifles and shotguns and 10% … Continue reading

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Update On The Okefenokee Fight

From The Current: Here’s another article from The Current about Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, has written Brian Kemp to urge that the permit be denied.

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Mountain Weather New Year’s Eve

After the very cold and dry weather last week – we had temperatures to -1 and the corrupt/incompetent TVA kept making the EMCs turn the power off – it’s drizzly and about 55 on the deck. It’s that old “mountain … Continue reading

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Bill Threatens Wildlife Funding

Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde has introduced a bill to dismantle the Robinson-Pittman Act, which for 85 years has been the backbone of state wildlife management funding. The Act establishes an 11% excise tax on long guns (rifles and shotguns) and … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We have a little over a half inch snow, and the porch temperature is about 27. The ground is cold, so it stuck on the driveway, and I imagine that there will be some travel difficulties in places, with ice … Continue reading

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If You Find Yourself Thinking Uncharitable Thoughts About The TVA, This Will Help You Along

Here’s an article from the Sierra Club magazine about how the TVA is resisting transitoning to renewable energy: https://digital.sierramagazine.org/publication/?i=759971&article_id=4338777&view=articleBrowser

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