The Georgia Water Coalition released their annual “Dirty Dozen” report aimed at the dirty politics threatening Georgia’s waters.
One of the dirty dozen this year claiming that Georgia’s politicians diverted funds from clean community programs. The report list 12 places around the state where dirty politics threatens Georgia’s waterways.
The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) said the Department of Natural Resources Board relaxed laws protecting Georgia’s drinking water supply.
The organization also said the health of Georgia’s rivers is defined by the overall health of smaller waters and wetlands that feed those larger river systems.
Groups across the nation are asking citizens to contact their members of Congress and influence them to take action against the Trump administration’s proposal to dilute the impacts of the Clean Water Act.
The GWC publishes this report as a call to action for our state’s leaders and its citizens. GWC is a consortium of more than 250 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002
“From state leaders deceiving citizens and shortchanging environmental programs in the state budget to powerful corporations using their influence to change state policy at the expense of ordinary citizens, this report is as much about dirty politics as it is dirty water,” said Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director and Riverkeeper with the Coosa River Basin Initiative in Rome.
To read the full report from the Georgia Water Coalition, click here.