Conservation group offers ride from coast to Georgia Capitol

Georgia Capitol
Posted at 5:56 PM, Feb 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 12:24:16-04

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia conservation group is offering coastal residents a free bus trip to the state Capitol to meet with lawmakers on environmental issues.

The Brunswick News reports the nonprofit group One Hundred Miles plans to take a bus from Savannah to the statehouse in Atlanta on Thursday. Kelly Patton, the group's coastal education coordinator, says the trip will give coastal residents a chance to share their concerns face-to-face with legislators.

Megan Desrosiers, executive director of One Hundred Miles, said the group's top issues this year include stricter regulations on toxic coal ash and opposing efforts to open waters off the Georgia coast to oil drilling. She said it's often hard for coastal Georgians to make their voices heard at the Capitol because the trip takes more than five hours.