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Agreement protects Flint River tributaries from textile pollution

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit against a textile manufacturer in Georgia that will clean up wastewater produced by the plant. The suit was brought by SELC on behalf of Flint Riverkeeper. Under the consent decree, Southern Mil...

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Federal Court Approves Flint Riverkeeper and Southern Mills’ Resolution of Clean Water Act Suit

Macon, GA—Today, a federal judge approved an agreement reached between Flint Riverkeeper, neighboring property owners, and Southern Mills, Inc. to resolve a citizen suit brought by Flint Riverkeeper and the neighboring property owners under the...

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Georgia Water Coalition releases annual “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition released its annual Dirty Dozen report this week, highlighting the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s waters. Comprised of more than 250 conservation and environmental organizations, hunti...

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SELC, partners secure better protections for Coosa River

An administrative law judge has invalidated a Clean Water Act permit that up until this point, failed to require Georgia Power to take any efforts to begin to reduce harms inflicted on fish and aquatic life by Plant Hammond’s cooling water intake str...

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Georgia Power commits to another 29 million tons in coal ash cleanup

Georgia Power announced new plans in August to excavate all the coal ash stored at its Plant Branch and Plant Bowen facilities and move the waste to lined onsite landfills. This development marks a significant improvement from the utility’s previous...

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Georgia Environmental Protection Division gets greenlight to gut statewide water quality protections

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has gotten approval to move forward with rollbacks to state water quality protections, that favor industrial polluters over the health of statewide waterways. The Board of Natural Resources decided today...

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Federal clean water rollback makes the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2017 “Dirty Dozen”

The Georgia Water Coalition recently released its seventh annual Dirty Dozen report which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters and serves as a call to action to solve these problems. While previous years have largely focused on...

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Georgia Water Coalition releases 2016 “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition released its annual Dirty Dozen Report today, which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways in 2016. While the report identifies some ongoing and serious pollution problems, it is not a list of the...

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Delay of northeast Georgia reservoir underscores flawed justification for project

As the ongoing battle over water supply reservoirs around metro Atlanta continues, Hall County in northeast Georgia has withdrawn its application for a permit needed to construct the Glades Reservoir. SELC and our partner, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper,...

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Georgia Water Coalition releases annual “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” report, which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways. For 2014, the report highlights state water policy, treatment of coastal and freshwater wetlands, the...

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GWC releases annual “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” report, which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways. Click here to see the full list.

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SELC protecting the Flint River

As part of the Georgia Water Coalition, SELC worked to defeat a bill in the 2013 state General Assembly that would have affected the Flint River. While the bill contained a provision allowing for so-called “flow augmentation” projects in parts of...

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Advocating for a Healthy Water Future

In January, the Georgia Water Coalition released its sixth biennial report Recommendations for a Healthy Water Future, stating the coalition's mission for 2013 and 2014. Intended to serve as water management guidelines for state government, from the...

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Stormwater Enforcement Guide for Georgia

As development increases in Georgia’s metro areas, so does stormwater pollution—the runoff that picks up mud and debris from construction sites and oil and other chemicals from paved surfaces and washes them into rivers, lakes, and streams. To help...

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