After months of organizing by the Sierra Club and its allies to stop Du Pont's
proposed titanium dioxide mine on the border of Georgia's Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge, the company announced in April that it will postpone the
project until it "conducts a collaborative process with all stakeholders." This
delay is a testament to the concerted pressure brought by opponents of the mine,
said Georgia Chapter leader Judy Jennings, but she cautioned that Du Pont is not
abandoning the mine, just waiting for opposition to die down. "They were smart
to postpone," she said, "We had built up a good head of steam. We have to keep
up the pressure."
Several Club members attended Du Pont's shareholder meeting in early May and
introduced a resolution opposing the mine, which generated positive press in
both Georgia and Delaware, Du Pont's corporate home.
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