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Environmental fights intensify at the Georgia Capitol

Environmentalists say this year at the Georgia Legislature has been particularly brutal.

Lawmakers have so far embraced the plastic bag lobby, taken a swipe at an eco-friendly rating system and written new rules about developing coastal areas. They also have pushed to phase out state tax credits for electric vehicles and — with a nod from Gov. Nathan Deal — backed a plan some fear could weaken the state's soil and water protection agency.

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