Opposition of Spaceport Camden
Spaceport Camden is a speculative attempt to bolster one rural county’s economy, but it jeopardizes its most valuable natural resource — one that belongs to every one of us: a federally-protected Wilderness Area and Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Small rocket launches can send flaming debris and toxic material from the sky, destroying the habitats of threatened and endangered species, and can ignite Cumberland Island’s centuries-old maritime forest.
Our coast is of value and significance to every Georgian. To minimize the implications of a project like this on both the state and national levels is a severe oversight by Governor Kemp.
Most importantly – allowing an unnecessary, for-profit spaceport to launch over this Wilderness Area sets a dangerous precedent for ALL Wilderness Areas in the United States.
The FAA will issue its final decision for the Spaceport Camden launch site in March 2021, without opportunity for further public comment. If this project moves forward, we are allowing wilderness to be superseded by the interests of private stakeholders at any time.
Our officials must understand that a Spaceport should never be authorized to fly over protected Wilderness.
Take action on this issue below.
Use the form below to send your opposition of Spaceport Camden directly to Gov. Kemp’s Office
Use the form below to send your opposition of Spaceport Camden directly to the FAA
Use the form below to send your opposition of Spaceport Camden directly to the DNR