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Environmental Groups File New Claims Accusing Spaceport Camden of Hiding Public Documents

19 Sep 2020, 16:39 UTC
Environmental Groups File New Claims Accusing Spaceport Camden of Hiding Public Documents
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Spaceport Camden launch complex (Credit: Camden County)

WOODBINE, GA (SELC PR) – Environmental organizations filed new claims today against Spaceport Camden proponents for unlawfully withholding important public documents about the flawed project.

On behalf of One Hundred Miles, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has amended its ongoing lawsuit in Camden County Superior Court against Camden County and Spaceport Camden consultant Andrew Nelson for failing to meet requirements under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Over the past several years, One Hundred Miles and SELC have sent a series of public records requests to the County about what would happen in the event of a rocket explosion from the proposed spaceport or in the air over nearby communities and sensitive coastal areas, including Little Cumberland Island and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

The groups have repeatedly asked for critical information concerning evacuation zones, hazard areas, and safety zones, as well as the County’s formal license application to operate a commercial spaceport submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Camden County has refused to provide one single page of public records in response to these requests.

“After more than seven years, the County continues to keep even the most basic details about ...

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