2015 Dirty Dozen Report Released by Georgia Water Coalition

The Georgia Water Coalition published its “Dirty Dozen” for 2015.  Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers wants us “to come together to correct pollution problems, eliminate the wasteful use of our tax dollars and restore our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.”

The Dirty Dozen Report applauds the Georgia Department of Transportation for denying Palmetto Pipeline the use of [eminent] domain for a pipeline from Augusta through coastal Georgia to Florida.

Georgia Water Coalition’s 2015 Dirty Dozen

  1. Cooper Creek: Timber Harvest To Muddy Mountain Streams
  2. Georgia’s Stream Buffers: Confusing State Law Leaves Some Streams Without Protection
  3. Chattahoochee River: EPD Water Grab Threatens Health of State’s Most Critical Water Supply
  4. Georgia’s Hazardous Waste Sites: Toxic Legacies Pose Public Health Risk
  5. Chattahoochee River: Chattahoochee Tubers’ Trash Draws Ire of Riverfront Landowners
  6. Altamaha River: Rayonier Pulp Mill Fouls Altamaha; State Allows Pollution to Continue
  7. Georgia’s Coast: Offshore Drilling Poses Threat to Coastal Tourism, Fisheries
  8. Coosa River: Power Plant Killing Fish on the Coosa
  9. Little Satilla Creek & Penholloway Creek: Strip Mine Threatens Property Values, Water in Wayne County
  10. Bear Creek: Reservoir Deal in Newton County a Boondoggle for Taxpayers
  11. Withlacoochee River and Floridan Aquifer: Gas Pipeline Invasion in Southwest Georgia Risks Drinking Water
  12. Georgia’s Groundwater: Legislative Inaction Leaves Well Water At Risk

Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen Report