New plan shrinks proposed mine near Okefenokee Swamp refuge

A mining company seeking to dig for minerals near the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp has reworked its plan to substantially shrink the mine’s initial footprint in an environmentally sensitive area near the Georgia-Florida line.

Dire warning in ship salvage lawsuit not repeated in court

Officials for a salvage company suing to halt demolition of an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast appeared to back away Tuesday from claims that sawing the vessel into enormous chunks would cause an “environmental catastrophe.”

Judge questions plan to remove capsized ship in huge chunks

A federal judge on Friday ordered attorneys for the U.S. Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company to answer detailed questions about plans to remove an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast by sawing it into eight enormous chunks.