For Immediate Release: February 8, 2018 Conservation Groups Challenge Plant Hammond Permit due to Antiquated Cooling Water Structure Rome, GA—The Coosa River Basin Initiative and the Southern Environmental Law Center are challenging a lax permit for Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant that has needlessly degraded a the Coosa River for decades. SELC, on behalf of CRBI, has filed a petition for hearing before an administrative law judge to challenge a Clean Water Act pollutant discharge…
Floyd County voters overwhelmingly passed a special purpose local sales tax option on Nov. 7 that includes $1 million for river access improvement. The funds, which will begin being collected in 2019, will enable the construction of new boat launches, a community boathouse and the creation of “boat-in-only” campsites. CRBI is excited about the prospects of furthering the Etowah River Water Trail project and expanding the effort to the Oostanaula River.
Two Coosa River issues were highlighted in the Georgia Water Coalition’s annual Dirty Dozen report, a report highlighting the 12 worst offenses to Georgia’s water. Released Nov. 14, the report details the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to delay implementing rules eliminating toxic discharges into our rivers from coal-fired power plants. The move means that mercury, arsenic, lead and other toxins will continue to be dumped into the Coosa. At the state level, lack of funding for Georgia’s Environmental Protection…
CRBI thanks its hundreds of members, volunteers and supporters who contributed to our efforts in 2017. The video below provides just a sampling of CRBI’s work to create cleaner rivers and stronger communities during the past year. Help us continue our work in 2018 as we celebrate our 25th year of protecting the Coosa by making a year-end tax deductible donation. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW ONLINE!