In early 2008, many citizens of Washington County, Georgia, were surprised to learn a coal-fired power plant was proposed for construction in the beautiful woodlands and agricultural area of our rural community. The plant was announced as a project of Power4Georgians, a consortium of nine Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMC’s).
A few local citizens began to ask questions and make phone calls to learn more about coal plants and what could happen to their community. Suddenly it was not just a single person with questions and concerns, it was a group of committed citizens.
When the group held a meeting and invited others who shared their concerns, a roomful of people expressed some of the same fears about the impact of the proposed plant It was from this group that the Fall-line Alliance for a Clean Environment was formed.
Since its inception in the summer of 2008, the Fall-line Alliance for a Clean Environment (FACE) has been at the forefront of activity to investigate, educate, and advocate for a safe and clean environment for the Middle Georgia area, identified geographically as the Fall Line.
When these committed individuals came together in 2008, we knew we were looking down the track at a roaring locomotive coming our way. While others urged us to move out of the way, we knew we had to stop that soot-belching locomotive before it destroyed the future that lies further down the track for our families and our community.
In April 2012, working with our state and national partners, FACE helped secure the cancellation of Plant Ben Hill, an 850 MW coal plant proposed by Power4Georgians to be built in Ben Hill County.
FACE’s work will continue as long as there are threats to the health of our families, community, and natural resources. We knew that stopping Plant Washington would take years, and after 6.5 years, with several victories behind us, we remain just as committed to our goals as we were in the spring of 2008.
Please consider joining FACE or making a tax-deductible donation to support our continued work to protect the health of our community and communities downwind and downstream.
Plant Washington isn’t a local problem, it is a global problem.
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FACE is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible.
Your support allows us to continue our outreach and work to educate our
friends and neighbors about the dangers of Plant Washington and the
current threats to our natural resources.
Please help FACE fight dirty coal locally and work toward cleaner air
and water for healthy families with a tax deductible donation today.
Prefer to send a check? make checks payable to FACE and mail them to:
P O Box 591
Sandersville, GA 31082