The public can now weigh in on a proposed mine in the Okefenokee Swamp.
Twin Pines Minerals of Birmingham, Alabama, has spent the past two years seeking government permits to mine titanium dioxide in the area.
It would be on land about three miles from the southeastern boundary of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on the Georgia-Florida border.
Scientists have warned that mining near the Okefenokee’s bowl-like rim could damage the swamp’s ability to hold water.
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat, has fought the proposed mine outside the Okefenokee since he took office last year.
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