GDOT has failed to study Dobbins Mountain for potential acidic drainage issues, says the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This means GDOT’s environmental work remains incomplete, which is contrary to their claims. It also means until GDOT completes the required work, the agency will not receive any federal funds or permits for the controversial road project. To date, GDOT has not even requested access on to Cartersville Ranch, LLC to study the mountain’s geologic conditions.
Pictured below is the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service letter about this developing issue. (Click on the images to enlarge the letter.)