MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/epd-ban-on-burning-creosote-is-in-effect/article_d1488ee2-74cb-5671-ba87-a297f722c59d.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/gov-kemp-signs-hb857-into-law/article_f89b63d0-f76b-503e-9ca0-b1ebfbe2359a.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/what-next-grp-talks-about-plans-all-eyes-on-governor/article_b0cf56bb-2b68-5c26-87a2-1693e165c465.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/ida-signs-epd-sewer-system-consent-order/article_444850c3-1c2a-52a1-81e9-fda4f5ab5494.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/house-senate-unanimously-pass-ban-of-creosote-burning/article_85618ee4-ef92-5da3-8375-f164f2bca556.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/epd-takes-action-on-wastewater-problems-at-grp-plant/article_ab761eda-8a9b-5545-b6c2-a61abccfcef4.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/from-the-inside-former-veolia-shift-supervisor-talks-about-life-at-grp-plant/article_9746fa31-5558-5576-8f28-0768574eba60.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/grp-receives-small-fine-over-fugitive-emissions/article_6fa8b72f-ee3d-565c-9c71-87abccb0e6ee.html

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/letter-more-details-on-memorandum-of-understanding-with-grp/article_31c64ef5-3598-5735-b79c-1ab3e43b2637.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/ida-forgives-grp-s-debt-in-exchange-for-1-million-in-escrow-money-to-improve/article_9e033477-ca88-5e3d-9345-8f635f5fc6ff.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/citizens-groups-ask-senate-to-pass-ban-on-burning-crossties/article_83d77d6d-34b5-56ca-bf22-767142b6dfb1.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/update-ban-on-burning-creosote-passes-through-house-unanimously/article_236ddbdc-b123-583e-967d-40bb70173cb1.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/letter-thanks-to-all-who-have-stood-up-for-community-against-pollution/article_59805dfd-f052-5abc-b1e2-77541b935908.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/mitcham-representative-government-can-still-actually-matter/article_985acee9-bbfb-5e22-927e-75d02767b1bf.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/county-commissioners-support-creosote-ban-bill/article_9e930d25-ffc4-514f-a85d-ac69331d16ad.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/epd-cites-company-for-handling-of-railroad-ties/article_dd4022a0-1950-5b51-8d78-8e8c230138e4.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/legislators-propose-ban-on-burning-creosote/article_33f83bf8-e15e-5bf1-8363-335b63fe18b4.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/epd-responds-to-ash-dumping-at-hwy-172-property/article_114629fc-7749-51e6-8820-9917b1baa28d.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/citizens-protest-in-front-of-grp/article_4c2c9485-61da-5cf4-a5a3-a53503cc78e5.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/commissioners-hear-from-large-crowd-agree-to-fight-against-burning-of-railroad-ties/article_42c538a6-cd73-509b-bc67-96218eb7feda.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/public-health-and-the-power-plant-neighbors-worried-epd-grp/article_c5a641de-ebdc-5657-bf28-6cc3e5a41d4f.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/citizens-group-addresses-burning-of-crossties-at-power-plant/article_9978a3cb-5ee7-5fc2-bc65-4d29ad43c004.html

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/letter-madison-co-scientists-voice-concern-about-power-plant/article_cf160530-54c9-53a1-9aee-c4e06b8656e4.html

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/rico-case-alleges-owners-misrepresented-power-plants-to-investors/article_63f2b5c1-a4e6-53f7-b3ef-2fea9324182e.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/clean-power-coalition-moves-to-set-goals-develop-committees/article_2e895122-befa-538f-8ad9-8437421a2de8.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/opinion/letter-madison-county-clean-power-coalition-thanks-neighbors/article_b0a40d95-6742-5a63-93d2-d4ef99ce9531.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/grp-cited-for-fugitive-emissions-violation/article_eec44855-ae53-5f40-8215-4831fe77d45c.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/franklin-co-boc-to-take-grp-to-court/article_f40e0555-76e4-5aa3-b021-5528354f95a5.html

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/ida-discusses-unpaid-grp-bills/article_85cb3e0e-1a2b-5b45-bbd8-147130444742.html

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/ida-denies-info-request-on-grp-s-debts/article_c9fc3362-d1ff-5762-ad5d-b78e0d929e2a.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/power-plant-manager-talks-to-rotary/article_2d20a295-4e1f-555d-97a2-cf7d6947306a.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/mainstreet/madison/georgia-renewable-power-plant-to-come-fully-online/article_6744e690-6fdb-5f98-b293-e297f1d7b0bf.html

 

https://www.mainstreetnews.com/madison/news/power-plant-still-not-fully-functional-residents-wait-for-answers/article_c4c6a0b6-9b0f-5722-99b7-5c54cbf4cf89.html

Other Newspaper Articles

 

https://921wlhr.com/breaking-news-hb857-signed-into-law-bans-burning-of-railroad-ties-for-power-generation/

 

https://georgiarecorder.com/brief/lawmakers-ok-ban-on-burning-crossties-at-ne-ga-wood-fired-plants/

 

https://georgiarecorder.com/brief/biomass-energy-push-gains-traction-despite-some-objections/

https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/02/28/ga-senate-panel-oks-near-statewide-ban-on-burning-railroad-ties-for-energy/

 

https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/02/26/state-senators-poised-to-act-on-bill-to-limit-burning-crossties-for-energy/

 

https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/02/12/rural-georgia-fury-over-power-plants-burning-railroad-ties-spurs-legislation/

 

https://www.onlineathens.com/news/20200111/lawsuits-target-power-plants-in-madison-franklin-counties

 

https://flagpole.com/news/comment/2019/12/18/biomass-plant-double-crosses-rural-residents

 

https://georgiarecorder.com/2019/11/20/rural-ne-georgia-wood-fired-plants-leave-nearby-residents-with-bad-taste/

Questions and answers with GRP plant manager David Groves

David Groves of Veolia Energy manages GRP plants in Colbert and Carnesville. He responded to the following questions from The Madison County Journal this week about the biomass powerplant in Madison County

Power plant neighbors share concerns with IDA 

There is the smell and the soot from the new power plant. There is noise. And in Carnesville, there was a water runoff accident that killed fish in a creek that feeds into the Broad River. About 10 Franklin County residents who live close to the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant in Carnesville ...

Environmental agency responds to questions about power plant 

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requested a meeting Dec. 4 with Georgia Renewable Power (GRP). The Madison County Journal requested to attend the meeting, but the EPD responded that the meeting wasn’t open to the public. However, EPD officials said they would provide a summary ...

Citizens ask BOC for help on power plant 

“While the county does have that option and I heard the comment about shutting it down or ceasing operations,” said Scarborough. “Again, there are certain things we can do and there are certain things where you’ll end up in court, because we are legally bound if they’re operating under a permit that’s been approved.

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