News | November 8, 2010

SELC and partners challenge Corps permit

On behalf of Georgia River Network and American Rivers, SELC filed suit in federal court challenging a Corps of Engineers permit authorizing construction of a 960-acre recreational fishing lake in Grady County, Georgia. The reservoir could destroy more than four times the wetlands that the Corps asserts, as well as nine miles of stream, and would set a bad precedent in Georgia.

The Corps based its decision on a flawed fishing demand study that drastically overstates the need for such a lake. The agency also failed to complete an environmental impact statement for the project.

Read the complaint (pdf)