Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition Support

Emissions Control Strategy Development | Data Analysis | Public Outreach

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TCG helped to establish the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC), a coalition of seven counties and thirteen cities in Middle Georgia working together on regional approaches to improve air quality, reduce GHG emissions, expand energy efficiency, and develop renewable energy.

TCG supported the MGCAC to coordinate with Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division, Department of Natural Resources, and other state agencies to develop State Implementation Plans (SIP) emission control strategies and options. We provided environmental policy analysis to State agencies involved in State Implementation Plans (SIP) development and implementation for the Macon ozone nonattainment area, including: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Division of Energy Resources, and others. Our team also traveled to Middle Georgia to support the public outreach and education portions of the SIP process, and supported research and review of opportunities to reduce NOx and VOC emissions in the area.

Our support helped local governments develop and implement strategies to achieve their clean air, energy efficiency, and renewable energy goals and we successfully worked with local communities to achieve attainment for all criteria pollutants through partnerships between local governments, private industry, and community stakeholders. Local efforts have included outreach and support on regional burn bans, adoption of anti-idling resolutions, approval of a 139-megawatt solar power facility at Robins Air Force Base, and commitments by local governments to pursue energy efficiency.

Our team continues to support the MGCAC and their efforts to implement projects that enhance environmental conditions and compliance in Middle Georgia.