The presence of endangered, palm-sized bats in North Georgia may delay $459 million in Georgia road projects for studies that may take up to 18 months. A federal official explains that it’s all part of a process with wider implications for Georgia and our nation’s agriculture. In other columns, a local developers’ trade group makes a common-sense pitch for a streamlined process, while the state Department of Transportation lends context to its extensive environmental responsibility.
Protecting a species with GDOT’s helpby Cindy Dohner
Common sense is one goal, for startersby Michael Paris
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