Atlanta, GA- Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 57% of Georgia’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.
Atlanta– As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.
We applaud Atlanta for meeting this air quality standard but, urge continued vigilance and action to truly protect Atlantans from the dangers of air pollution. So, while this progress is good news the bad news is recent studies have shown that a much more protective standard is needed.
Georgia's Environmental Regulators have proposed serious rollbacks to existing rules that protect Georgia's waterways from pollution created at large industrial hog operations. At a public hearing held by the Environmental Protection Division on October 25th, 2013 Environment Georgia's State Advocate Jennette Gayer offered the following as public testimony.
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