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Advocacy

CRBI uses federal, state and local laws to force action that protects, preserves and restores the Coosa River and its tributaries across a 5,000-square-mile land area stretching across north Georgia and northeast Alabama.
CRBI reviews pollution control permits for municipal and industrial wastewater facilities to prevent unnecessary pollution of our waterways, reviews land development plans to protect streams and wetlands, responds to citizen complaints of pollution problems and lobbies federal, state and local decision makers to secure laws that protect our water for boating, swimming, fishing and drinking water.
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Recent Advocacy posts:

Plant Hammond on the Coosa River

New Evidence Confirms Georgia Power Coal Ash Pits Slated for Cap in Place Submerged in Groundwater

These ponds collectively contain tens of millions of tons of coal ash - a byproduct of burning coal to generate ...
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2019 Triennial Review

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently conducted the opening hearing of the 2019 Triennial ...
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The Replacement Rule threatens Clean Water

For 50 years, the Clean Water Act has protected families and communities by preventing unchecked and unlimited pollution from contaminating ...
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Coal Ash Pond Problems at Hammond and Bowen

Coal Ash is the byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity.  It also contains several toxic, harmful substances that are ...
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CRBI Wins Victory For Coosa River Fish, Plant Hammond Water Intake Must Be Improved

CRBI Wins Victory For Coosa River Fish; Plant Hammond Water Intake Must Be Improved The Coosa River Basin Initiative, represented ...
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Will Trump Environmental Rollbacks Impact the Coosa?

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has taken aim at a host of environmental laws aimed at protecting our rivers ...
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Gold Creek Foods Gets Slap on Wrist for Flat Creek Fish Kill

Georgia's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) in June fined Gold Creek Foods in Dawsonville $9,000 for a March spill of ferric ...
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Will Metro Atlanta Get More Water From Lake Allatoona?

A federal court ruling in October 2017 now has the ball rolling again in the battle between Alabama and Georgia ...
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2018 Georgia General Assembly: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Georgia General Assembly ended the 2018 legislative session on March 29. Now, a month out from Sine Die, we ...
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CRBI Honors Greenie Award Recipients

On April 19, CRBI celebrated Earth Week by recognizing five entities accomplishing extraordinary work to protect natural resources in northwest ...
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