Georgia Water Coalition

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 can take a look back on what went right of our rivers and streams and what went wrong. First, the Good: Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Passes! The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (GOSA) passed meaning that this November, Georgia voters will decide a constitutional amendment that would take a portion of the sale tax we already pay when we purchase, hunting,…

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24-Hour Tire Roll Brings Attention to State Budget Shenanigans

 On Feb. 28 and March 1, some 30 volunteers from CRBI and other Georgia Water Coalition member organizations pushed a giant tire around the Georgia State Capitol building for 24 straight hours to bring attention to HR 158, a measure that will create a constitutional amendment allowing legislators to “dedicate” fees when they create laws establishing fees or taxes on Georgia citizens. If adopted by the legislature and approved by voters, HR 158 would help put an end to…

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Local River Heroes Recognized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 15, 2018 REP. JOHN MEADOWS RECOGNIZED FOR WATER PROTECTION WORK AT STATEWIDE GATHERING OF CONSERVATIONISTS, GEORGIA DNR WORK IN PAULDING COUNTY ALSO GARNERS AWARD Two projects aimed at protecting water in northwest Georgia were recently recognized at the Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Celebration held in Atlanta. Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) received a Clean 13 award from the statewide coalition of water protection groups for his work introducing and passing HB 205, an update of the state’s 30-year-old…

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CRBI Plans 24-Hour Capitol Tire Roll In Support of HR 158

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 20, 2018 TIRE ROLL DEMONSTRATION TO KICK OFF GEORGIA WATER COALITION CAPITOL CONSERVATION DAY In an effort to bring attention to legislation aimed at restoring funding for state clean community programs, volunteers with the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) plan to hold a 24-hour marathon scrap tire roll at the state Capitol beginning Feb. 28. During the event, individuals will push a large tire around the sidewalks surrounding the Capitol continuously from 8 a.m. on Feb. 28…

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Join CRBI for Capitol Conservation Day

Join us on March 1st for Capitol Conservation Day with the Georgia Water Coalition.  We’ll let you know about some clean water issues, teach you how to reach your elected officials, then turn you loose with a group from your region to advocate for our waterways.  This free event also includes a nice breakfast during the morning’s training program. CLICK HERE for more details and to register. CONTACT US if you would like to ride with CRBI down to the…

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Pollution and EPD Delays in Cleaning It Up Land Coosa River on Dirty Dozen Report

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…

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