Bill to protect Satilla River passes twice before ending with House Rules Committee

Staff Reporter
Legislation aimed at protecting the pristine environment of the Satilla River corridor did not pass stalling before it was presented for a final vote by the House.
Senate Bill 384, a bill introduced by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, would prohibit landfills from being built within three miles of the river’s highwater mark.
The Satilla, a blackwater river contained wholly within the state of Georgia, is a unique resource for fishing and paddling that draws visitors from across the state, said Sen. Ligon.
“It’s a winding, slow-moving river … with a lot of wildlife,” Ligon told House Natural Resources & Environment Committee members. “It’s really a state treasure.”

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