Coalition names ‘Dirty Dozen’ offenses to Georgia’s water

The Georgia Water Coalition released a “Dirty Dozen” list of “offenses to Georgia’s water” Monday, which in Middle Georgia included a proposed coal-fired power plant and kaolin mines’ alleged pollution of streams.

The group also faulted the state Environmental Protection Division for issuing too many permits in the Flint River basin, causing water shortages in that river system.

The coalition blames continuing funding cuts to Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division and a culture of political cronyism for a failure of the state to enforce environmental laws, according to a news release.

The coalition is a consortium of more than 180 conservation and environmental organizations that celebrated its 10th year on Saturday.

For more on this story, read Tuesday’s Telegraph.