Georgia Water Coalition Media


August 4, 2020. The Georgia Recorder. "Storm brushes past Golden Ray wreck after Sen. Perdue chides Coast Guard"

July 7, 2020. Georgia Recorder. "Ga. legislative debates over coal ash, air pollution turned toxic at times" by Jill Nolin.

July 1, 2020. All on Georgia. Ga Legislature Fails to Give Final Passage to Ag Nuisance/‘Right to Farm’ Bill

June 28, 2020, Saporta Report, "Legislative campaigns: Environmentalists set sights on coal ash, factory livestock farms" by David Pendered.

June 18, 2020. AJC, "Bill to limit out-of-state coal ash passes Georgia House committee".

March 26, 2020 - The Augusta Chronicle, "Letters to the editor Thursday: Support for proposed constitcutional amendment" by Claudia Collier.

March 13, 2020 - AJC, "House, Senate pass bills on coal ash management, monitoring" by Nedra Rhone.

March 10, 2020 - Dawson Community News, "Len Foote Hike Inn amoung 13 "Water Heroes" to be honored by Georgia Water Coalition" by Erica Schmidt.

February 13, 2020 - The Macon Telegraph, "We Need 100% Renewable Energy to Preserve the Beauty of the State."

February 5, 2020 - The Flagpole, "Terrapin is Using the Sun to Brew Beer".

January 20, 2020 - The Saporta Report, "Coal ash proposal could add to $3.1 billion in additional clean-up costs Southern Co. cited in 2019 report" by David Pendered.


December 31, 2019 - Georgia Trend Magazine, "From the Publisher: Water Management" by Erica Schmidt.

December, 2019 - Georgia Operator Magazine, "Georgia Association of Water Professionals is a Clean 13 Hero".

December 31, 2019 - Charlton County Herald, "Letter to the Editor: US EPA still says mine would have substantial and unacceptable impact"

December 14, 2019 - The Coastal Courier, " Altamaha River on Dirty Dozen List"

December 10, 2019 - The Albany Herald, "Groups Speak Out Against Proposed Titatnium Mine".

November 30, 2019- The Brunswick News, "Federal judge OKs Terry Creek consent decree"

November 2019 - Walton EMC Named Clean Water Hero

November 19, 2019, Atlanta Intown, "Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report"

November 18, 2019, Valdosta Daily Times, "Okefenokee titanium mill on 'Dirty Dozen' list"

November 17, 2019, Rome News-Tribune, "Will we let the decisions of the past continue to haunt us?"

November 15, 2019, Georgia Recorder, "Oily aftermath of wrecked cargo ship on list of 'Georgia's DIrty Dozen'"

November 15, 2019, WABE, "In Georgia Water Report, Groups Call Attention to Coal Ash"

November 15, 2019, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "'Dirty Dozen' pollution sites named by Georgia Water Coalition"

November 15, 2019, News4Jax, "Brunswick's water quality lands on Georgia group's Dirty Dozen list"

November 15, 2019, The Brunswick News, "Southeast Georgia prominent in 'Dirty Dozen' water pollution list"

November 14, 2019, GPB Radio News, "Water Coalition releases 'Dirty Dozen' List of Pollution Threats"

November 14, 2019, Rome News Tribune, "Plant Hammond makes Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen"

November 14, 2019, Marietta Daily Journal, "Plant Hammond makes Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen"

November 14, 2019, WSAV, "Georgia Water Coalition releases Dirty Dozen 2019"

November 14, 2019, Saporta Report, "2020 offers chance to intervene in permit review of alleged polluter of Altamaha river"

November 14, 2019, Albany Herald, "Politics, policies threaten Georgia's waterways"

November 14, 2019, Gainesville Times, "Why Lake Lanier Made Georgia's 2019 'Dirty Dozen' List"

November 14, 2019, Coosavalley News, "Georgia's Leading Water Advocay Organizations Released Their 'Dirty Dozen' For 2019"

October 18, 2019, The Clayton Tribune, "Georgia ForestWatch is named a Clean Water Hero"

October 3, 2019, The Red&Black, "Brewed on the bright side: Solar power draws the attention of Athens breweries"

September 25, 2019, Saporta Report, "Brad Currey recieves Impact Award for work in addressing water usage in ACF basin"

September 24, 2019, Savannah Business Journal, "SRK's Veterans for Clean Water Director Honored with 2019 GWC Clean Water Award"

September 23, 2019, Inside Philanthropy, "We Don't Give Up: Mott Plays the Long Game on Clean Water in Flint and Beyond"

September 21, 2019, The Telegraph, "Amerson River Park recognized for cleaner river and other Middle Georgia awards"

September 21, 2019, Gwinnett Daily Post, "Gwinnett Department pf Water Resources highlighted in clean water report"

September 20, 2019, GPB Radio News, "Water Coalition Celebrates Clean Water Efforts"

September 20, 2019, WGAU Radio, "Terrapin honored for water work"

September 20, 2019, Dawson County News, "Len Foote Hike Inn named a 3019 Clean Water Hero"

September 20, 2019, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Mercedes-Benz Stadium makes list of Georgia's Clean 13"

September 19, 2019, WGXA, "Amerson River Park nominated for Georgia Coalition's Clean 13"

September 19, 2019, The Augusta Chronicle, "Director of Savannah Riverkeeper's Veterans for Clean Water recognized by state organization"

September 19, 2019, Marietta Daily Journal, "Marietta organization among state leaders in waterway protection"

September 19, 2019, Rome-News Tribune, "Marietta organization among state leaders in waterway protection"

September 19, 2019, Saporta Report, "'Clean 13' list of water heroes includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Athens brewery"

September 19, 2019, Albany Herald, "Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District makes clean 13"

September 19, 2019, Rome News-Tribune, "Georgia Water Coalition releases 'Clean 13' report lauding businesses and organizations who promote clean water"

September 14, 2019, Calhoun Times, "Georgia Water Coalition to release 2019 Clean 13 Report this week"

September 14, 2019, Marietta Daily Journal, "Georgia Water Coalition to release 2019 Clean 13 Report this week"

September 14, 2019, The Albany Herald, "Water Coalition to release 'Clean 13' report"

September 6, 2019, Coastal Courier, "Kirk Healing Center to Honor Rep. Stephens on Oct. 3"

August 13, 2019, The Elberton Star, "DOA surprised by lot of interest in soil amendment regulations"

July 29, 2019, The Saporta Report, "South River Watershed Alliance to DeKalb County: Stop dumping raw sewage into river " by David Pendered.

July 21, 2019, The Cobb Courier, "Environmental Groups Warn Coal Ash is Contaminating Groundwater in Cobb County"

July 14, 2019, The Valdosta Times, "Waste Not, Want Not - Water Preservation Not a Priority" by Thomas Lynn.

June 19, 2019, The Elberton Star, "Anthony Shoals Preservation Group will weigh in on GDOA's proposal" by Gary Jones.

May 6, 2019. The Saporta Report, "Showing up in unexpected places, Kemp signals an anticipated rematch "

April 28, 2019,Rome News Tribune, "Producers Develop High End Farmers Market" by Doug Walker.

March 21, 2019, The Brunswick News, "Farm Lawsuit Bill Clears Senate Floor"

March 19, 2019 - The Albany Herald, "Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint stakeholders honored by Georgia Water Coalition"

March 19, 2019 - Cobb Business Journal, "Water protection coalition recognizes clean water heroes at Clean 13 Celebration"

March 17, 2019, Saporta Report, "Lawmakers may reduce sand dune protections as hurricane threat unabated" by David Pendered.

March 17, 2019, All on GA, "COLUMN: Nuisance Bill in Legislature Will Harm Property Owners, Agriculture Community" by Jessica Szilagyi.

January 12, 2019 - The Augusta Chronicle. "Column: New administration could make Georgia’s environment cleaner" by Frank Carl.

January 9, 2019 - Connect Savannah by Orlando Montoya. "Environmentalism and the state legislature: A Preview".

January 4, 2019 Atlanta Intown, "Above the Waterline: Is new state leadership greener?" by Sally Bethea.


December 13, 2018 Earth Justice New Report Documents Widespread Groundwater Contamination at Georgia Coal Ash Dumpsites

November 26, 2018, The Oconee Leader, "Water group puts spotlight on efforts to draw water from Apalachee River" By Wayne Ford .

November 20, 2018 - Athens Banner Herald, "Apalachee River plan makes ‘dirty’ list" by Wayne Ford.

November 18, 2018 - Saporta Report "Southwire’s future solar array so big it’s to cut costs for other Solarize partners " by David Pendered.

November 18, 2018 - Savannah Morning News, "Coast singled out in list of threats to Georgia’s water" by Mary Landers.

November 15, 2018 - Flagpole, "Athens-Area Reservoir Named to Georgia's 'Dirty Dozen'" by Lee Becker.

November 14, 2018 - The Cherokee Tribune Ledger, "Water coalition report: Coal ash dumping could threaten Georgia environment, citizen health" by Thomas Hartwell.

November 14, 2018 - AllOnGeorgia, "GA Water Coalition releases ‘Dirty Dozen’ report aimed at ‘dirty policy’ in GA" by Jeremy Spencer.

November 14, 2018 - Oconee County Observations Lee Becker

November 14, 2018 - WUGA, "Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen List Highlights Dirty Politics" by Alexa Ridley.

November 14, 2018 - Saporta Report, "Dirty Dozen report focuses on ‘politics, policies, issues’ that pollute Georgia’s waters" by David Pendered.

November 14, 2018 - The Brunswick News, "'Dirty Dozen' list hits Rayonier AM, Sea Island, spaceport" by Wes Wolfe.

November 14, 2018 - Dawson County News, "Dawsonville chicken plant chemical spill makes “Dirty Dozen” list" by Allie Dean.

November 13, 2018 Northwest Georgia News, "Water pollution report highlights issues of regional concern" by Doug Walker.

November 13, 2018 - The Augusta Chronicle, "Water coalition is critical of Vogtle expansion" by Susan McCord.

November 13, 2018 - The Press Sentinel, "‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes Altamaha and coal ash".

November 13, 2018 - Albany Herald, "Annual List is Part of the Georgia Water Coalition Advocacy Campaign", Staff Reports.

November 13, 2018 - WALB News "Georgia Water Coalition identifies worst offenses to GA waterways"

November 13, 2018 - Southeast Green - "Georgia Water Coalition Releases 2018 Dirty Dozen Report"

November 13, 2018 - AccessWDUN, "Dawson County Creek, Banks County Landfill on Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen List" by staff reports.

November 13, 2018 - GPB News, "Georgia Water Coalition Releases Dirty Dozen Report" by Ross Terrell.

November 13, 2018 - Rome News Tribune, "Georgia Water Coalition Releases Dirty Dozen Report" by Staff Reports.

November 13, 2018 - McDuffie Progress, "Georgia Water Coalition Releases Dirty Dozen Report" by Staff Reports.

November 10, 2018 - The Albany Herald. "‘Dirty Dozen’ river report coming" Staff Reports.

October 3, 2018 - AJC, "Clayton County named ‘Clean Water Hero’ by Georgia Water Coalition" by Pamela Miller.

September 26, 2018 - WSB-TV "Local county honored for rejuvenating a metro drinking water source" by Katie Walls.

September 24, 2018 - The Saporta Report, "Dismantling a dam, improving Middle Oconee River for wildlife, recreationalists " by David Pendered.

September 24, 2018, The Moultrie Observer, "Water group honors UGA facility in Camilla for irrigation improvements "

September 21, 2018, The Savannah Morning News - "‘Clean 13’ honors efforts to protect Georgia’s waters"

September 21, 2018 - The Floor Daily, "Interface Recognized as Clean Water Hero by GA Water Coalition"

September 20, 2018 - GPB News, "Georgia Water Coalition Releases 'Clean 13' Report" By Ross Terrell.

September 20, 2018 The Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Georgia Water Coalition issues 'Clean 13' report" by Dave Williams.

September 20, 2018 - The Brunswick News, "Georgia Water Coalition acknowledges local efforts in clean water advocacy" by Wes Wolfe.

September 19, 2018 - Rome News Tribune, "Riverview Farm one of Georgia's Clean 13 " by Doug Walker.

September 19, 2018 - The Northside Woman, "Georgia Water Coalition releases ‘Clean 13’" by Terry Lewis.

September 19, 2018. The Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Environmental activists honor Riverview Farms in Gordon County, Georgia" by Tyler Jett.

September 19, 2018 - The Saporta Report, "Georgia Water Coalition honors 13 for cleaning waterways, including Interface carpets" by David Pendered.

September 19, 2018 - The Albany Herald "Georgia Water Coalition releases 'Clean 13' report" by Terry Lewis.

September 19, 2018, Access WDUN, "Water protection group's 2018 clean water 'heroes' include ACF Stakeholders"

September 13, 2018, UGA News, "UGA programs, faculty recognized by state water conservation group"

September 12, 2018 - The Brunswick News "Study shows dramatic reduction in industrial water use" by Wes Wolfe.

September 11, 2018 - The Albany Herald, "Stripling Research Park included in Georgia Water Coalition Clean 13 Report by Clint Thompson.

July 30, 2018 - WTOC "Flint Riverkeeper Meetings Begin Today" by Dave Miller.

May 2, 2018 - Herald Newspapers, "Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy Holds Annual Parks Symposium". (does not mention GWC)

April 24 ,2018. Valdosta Daily Times, "GA-FL at a Glance".

April, 2018 - Macon Water Authority Report, "Clean 13",  pg 10.

March 31, 2018 - The Brunswick News, "State legislators can't always get what they want" by Wes Wolfe.

March 27, 2018 - Savannah Now. "Backers of Trust Fund Bill Call on Cagle for Help"

March 27, 2018 -  Southeast Green. "Ladybug Farm GA's 2017 Clean 13 Awards"

March 26, 2018 - AJC. "Atlanta Watershed Management honored by Georgia Water Coalition", by Pamela Miller.

March 26, 2018. Cision PR Newswire. "Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management Wins Environmental Impact Bond Challenge for Green Infrastructure and Resilience Projects on the City's Westside"

March 16, 2018 - Calhoun Times, "Rep. Meadows recognized for water protection work"

March 16, 2018 - Cartersville Patch, "Projects Recognized for River Protection Efforts"

March 15, 2018 - Coosa Valley News,  "Locals Recognized for River Protection Efforts"

March 5, 2018 - The Brunswick News, "Coal ash bills not asking much of companies".

March 2, 2018 - The Brunswick News, "Coal ash pit dewatering bill survives crossover deadline" by Wes Wolfe.

March 1, 2018, E&E News - "Offshore Drilling: Enviros plead with Ga. governor to 'stand up for our coast'", by Kristi E. Swartz.

March 1, 2018 - Southeast Green, "Voters Roll Into Capitol, Advocate for Truth in Government and Seek Protection from Offshore Drilling".

February 25, 2018 - Athens Banner Herald, "Amendment might use fees to cleanup toxic sites", by Lee Shearer.

February 21, 2018, - Rome News Tribune, "Locals call for legislators to vote on dedicating extra fees, fines for intended purposes", by Diane Wagner.

February 20, 2018 - Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Georgia's Toxic Sites Await CleanUp While Funds are Diverted".

February 20, 2018 - The Arkansas Gazette, "The Nation in Brief".

February 19, 2018 - Columbus Ledger Enquirer, "Georgia's Toxic Sites Await CleanUp While Funds are Diverted".

February 19, 2018 - Brunswick News, "Georgia's Toxic Sites Await CleanUp While Funds are Diverted".

February 19, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle, "Georgia's Toxic Sites Await CleanUp While Funds are Diverted".

February 15, 2018 - Saporta Report. "Clean Water Coalition to honor 13 entities that protect water; five are in Atlanta", by David Pendered.

February 10, 2018 - Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Toxic sites await cleanup while Ga. diverts intended funds elsewhere", by By Richard Belcher and Terah Boyd.

February 9, 2018 - Savannah Morning News, "Think you know how your Georgia fees are being spent? You’re probably wrong" by Mary Landers.

February 7, 2018 -  "Old landfills to closed dry-cleaners: Hundreds of hazardous waste sites await cleanup in Georgia", by Richard Belcher.

January 23, 2018 - "Lawmaker: State Shouldn't Bait and Switch Use of Fees" The Moultrie Observer and Dalton Citizen, by Jill Nolin.



December 6, 2017 - The Brunswick News, "Hercules responds to ‘Dirty Dozen’ report", by Wes Wolfe. 

December 5, 2017 - Columbus Ledger-Inquirer, "Substantive change or just semantics in state water regulations rewrite?", by
By Dusty Nix.

December, 2017 - Georgia Trend Magazine, "Trendsetters: Water Warriors", by Mary Ann DeMuth.

November 27, 2017, - Rome News Tribune, "EPD needs the resources to do its job right" by Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman

November 27, 2017 - Saporta Report, "New national water policy could emerge in 2018; depends on SCOTUS, Trump", by David Pendered.

November 25, 2017 - Brunswick News, "Hercules cleanup could hinge on saltwater presence", by Wes Wolfe.

November 23, 2017 - Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Group blames low EPD funding for Georgia’s water pollution problems" by Maya T. Prabhu.

November 22, 2017 - Connect Savannah, "The latest news—good and bad—affecting Georgia’s environment", by Jessica Leigh Lebos.

November 21, 2017 - WALB, "Water Wars Issues Improving, But Still Pose Challenges", by Mike Fussell.

November 18, 2017 - The Brunswick News, "Dirty Dozen water issues demand our attention",

November 15, 2017 - The Brunswick News, "Coastal Georgia sites named to 'Dirty Dozen' report", by Tyler Jones.

November 15, 2017 - Southeast Energy News, "Pipeline opponents flood FERC with requests for new hearings",by Brye Steeves.

November 14, 2017 - Rome News Tribune, "Coosa River Makes Dirty Dozen List - Twice", by Diane Wagner.

November 14, 2017 - Savannah Morning News, "'Dirty Dozen' list highlights Georgia's water pollution issues" by Mary Landers.

November 14, 2017 - WALB TV, "Georgia Water Coalition releases 'Dirty Dozen' report", by Re-Essa Buckels, Reporter.

November 14, 2017 - WSAV TV, "Dirty Dozen Report cites Rayonier permit, Plant Vogtle and Elba Island", by JoAnn Merrigan.

November 14, 2017 - Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Georgia Water Coalition report targets Trump EPA", by Dave Williams.

November 14, 2017 -Jacksonville Times, "Brunswick creeks among Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen", by Terry Dickson.

November 13, 2017 - "GPB Cleaning up Georgia's Coal Ash" (Features Leadership Team members)

November 12, 2017 - Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) website:

November 12, 2017 - The Albany Herald,  "Georgia Water Coalition Issues Report on Ag Water Consumption", by Jon Gosa.

November 10, 2017 - UGA Extension, Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast, UGA Crop and Soil Sciences Department, "New Report on Georgia Water Resources", by Pam Knox.

November 9, 2017 - Savannah Business Journal, "Georgia Water Coalition Releases Water and Agriculture in Georgia Report".

November 9, 2017 - Brunswick News, "Further Changes Sought for Coal Ash Plan", by Wes Wolfe.  (*Leadership Team Members quoted)

November 8, 2017 - Politico Florida, "Georgia Groups say state must curb farm water use to avoid future fights with Florida," by Bruce Ritchie.

September 28th, 2017 - Georgia CEO, "Leading Water Protection Coalition Announces Clean Water Heroes".

September 25, 2017 - Ledger-Inquirer, "Many Georgia Water Coalition ‘Clean 13’ efforts focused on Chattahoochee", by Dusty Nix.

September 24, 2017 - Savannah Morning News, "Georgia Water Coalition honors green innovators who make a difference" by Mary Landers.

September 22, 2017 - The Daily Citizen, "Meadows says fracking regulation vital to protect drinking water" by Charles Oliver.

September 9, 2017 - Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Clean 13' honored for protecting waterways", by Kristina Torres.

September 9, 2017 - Calhoun Times, "Rep. Meadows lands on inaugural Clean 13 Report for work in protecting Georgia’s waterways"

September 7, 2017- Rome News Tribune, "2 NW GA initiatives make state 'Clean 13' list."

September 6, 2017 - AccessWDUN, "Two area businesses garner Ga. Water Coalition 'Clean 13' award" by Marc Eggers.

September 6, 2017 - WGXA, "Macon Water Authority recognized for efforts to protect Ocmulgee River" by Katherine Shepherd.

September 6, 2017 - The Gainesville Times, "Maker of Flat Creek litter trap named ‘clean water hero’ " by Nick Bowman.

September 6, 2017 - The Daily Citizen, "Lawmaker honored as 'water hero'; fracking legislation to resurface in 2018" by Jill Nolin.

September 6, 2017 - The Albany Herald, "Clean 13 Report Recognizes ASU's Mark Masters", by Jon Gosa.

September 6, 2017 - Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Clean 13 lauded by environmental and conservation groups in Georgia" by Kristina Torres.

September 5, 2017 - The Telegraph, "Sewer pipe along Macon's Ocmulgee river catches eye of Georgia water watchdog" by Liz Fabian.

August 11, 2017 - Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Dumping Grounds: Florida, Carolinas send coal ash to Georgia" by Lindsey Conway and Andrew Fisher.

July 17, 2017 - Albany Herald, "Environmental Groups Want More Protection For Georgia Drinking Water" by Jon Gosa.

April 13, 2017 - Miltech, "Community calls for new permit at Plant Hammond that protects Floyd Countys public health, environment" by Melissa Williams.

April 7, 2017 - Southeast Green - "Legislators protect water, property rights, but concerns remain about coal ash waste, other clean water protections"

April 5, 2017 - Savannah Morning News - "Wayne County Landfill Drops its Coal Ash Plans"  by Mary Landers

April 5, 2017  - Saporta Report - "Georgia Legislature Takes A Pass On Coal Ash, Protects Land owners from Petro Pipelines" by David Pendered

March 28, 2017 - Savannah Morning News - "Editorial: Base shoreline rules on science, not politics"

March 27, 2017 - Northside Neighbor - Georgia Water Coalition Seeks Nominations for Clean 13 Awards".

March 24, 2017 - Savannah Morning News, "Shore Protection Act Tabled After it Stalls in Senate, " by Mary Landers.

March 24, 2017 - The Newnan Times Herald, "Toxic Dumping Into Waterways Raises Concerns", by Kandice Bell.

March 20, 2017 - WALB News in Albany, "Georgia Water Coalition Seeking Nominations from Green Organizations ".

March 20, 2017 - Albany Herald, "Thumbs Up! Good News to Start the Week".

March 16, 2017 - Albany Herald, "Georgia Water Coalition Accepting Clean 13 Nominations"

March 15, 2017 - Connect Savannah, "Keeping a Green Eye on the Coast", by Jessica Lebos.

March 11, 2017 - Atlanta INtown, "Above the Waterline: Water Coalition Defends Environment at State Capitol", by Sally Bethea.

March 11, 2017  - The Albany Herald, "Georgia River Network Lauds Passage of HR 281".

March 10, 2017 - The Newnan Times Herald, "Toxic Dumping Into Waterways Raises Concerns" by Kandice Bell.

March 6, 2017 - Atlanta Progressive News, "Georgia Legislature Fails to Act, Again, on Toxic Coal Ash."

March 5, 2017 - Saporta Report, "Tighter Coal Ash Rules Stall in Legislature"

March 3, 2017 – Savannah Morning News, “Lawmakers avoid public notice on coal ash dumping”

March 1, 2017 - AJC " Georgia Activists Seek Honest Use of Funds" by Michelle Baruchman.

February 18, 2017 – Savannah Morning News, “Coastal residents lobby for green at Capitol” By Mary Landers.

February 18, 2017 – Rome News Tribune, “Public Hearing Set for Plant Hammond Wastewater Discharge Permit”

February 15,,” Coastal River advocates return from trip to State house” Posted by: WTOC staff.

February 13, 2017- Northwest Georgia News,” Conservation rally set for Wednesday” By: Diane Wagner.

February 10, 2017 - The Daily Citizen, “News Briefs, Tornado Relief effort, Capitol Conservation Day” By: Unlisted. HYPERLINK:

January 31, 2017-Ledger- Enquirer,” Rearranging the dirt, so to speak”, By: Dusty Nix.



November 30, 2016 - Athens Banner-Herald, "Georgia should stop diverting hazardous waste cleanup funds, group says" by Lee Shearer.

November 21, 2016 - Bloomberg BNA, "Regulate Fracking Before It Starts in Georgia, Group Says" by Chris Marr.

November 21, 2016 - Saporta Report, "Annual list of Georgia's 'Dirty Dozen' waters cites categorical threats, five victories" by David Pendered.

November 21, 2016 - CleanEnergy Footprints, ""Dirty Dozen" 2016 presents yet another strike against coal-fired Plant Hammond" by Adam Reaves.

November 20,2016 - The Dalton Daily Citizen, "Advocates want limits on drilling in northwest Georgia" by Jill Nolin.

November 18, 2016 - Cartersville Patch, "'Dirty Dozen' Report Criticizes NW Georgia Fracking" by Kristal Dixon.

November 18, 2016 - The Valdosta Daily Times, "WWALS Watershed Coalition protests pipeline" by Derrek Vaughn.

November 18, 2016 - The News (, "Public outcry over coal ash must continue."

November 17, 2016 - The Florida Times-Union (, "Georgia River Network's 'Dirty Dozen' includes proposed Camden Spaceport, Broadhurst Landfill, offshore oil-gas exploration" by Terry Dickson.

November 17, 2016 - Waterkeeper Alliance, ""Dirty Dozen" Calls Out Most Threatened Waters in Georgia" by Waterkeeper Alliance Guest Contributor.

November 17, 2016 - Northwest Georgia News, "Dirty Dozen reflects concerns with coal ash, fracking."

November 17, 2016 - Georgia Health News, "Water Coalition lists 'Dirty Dozen' in Georgia."

November 17, 2016 - Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Georgia Water Coalition releases 'Dirty Dozen' list" by Amy Wenk.

November 17, 2016 - Politico Florida, "Sabal Trail spill, protests across U.S. spur debate over natural gas pipeline in Florida" by Bruce Ritchie.

November 16, 2016 - WABE 90.1 (, "Ga. Environmentalists Say Trump Won't Affect Water Agenda" by Molly Samuel.

November 16, 2016 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Coalition links energy efforts to endangered Georgia waterways" by Dan Chapman.

November 16, 2016 - Savannah Morning News, "'Dirty Dozen' includes exploring for oil off Georgia coast" by Mary Landers.

November 16, 2016 - Gainesville Times, "Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee" by Jeff Gill.

November 16, 2016 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Conservation groups release 'dirty dozen' Georgia waterways" by Dan Chapman.

November 16, 2016 - WALB News 10, "Environmentalist raise awareness about Sabal Trail Pipeline" by Ashlyn Becton.

October 22, 2016 - The Albany Herald, "Ash pond closure method safety called into question by environmental groups" by Job Gosa."

October 14, 2016 - Golden Isles News, "Georgia Power provides update on coal ash ponds excavation and closures" by Deborah Bayliss."

September 2, 2016 – Northwest GA News, “Silent spill: Jet fuel reached river, but accident went almost unnoticed” by Andy Miller.

August 26, 2016 – “Gil Rogers to head environmental law group” by Dave Williams.

August 13, 2016 – The Brunswick News, “Group says plans for coal ash storage does not constitute clean-up” by Deborah Bayliss.

July 26, 2016 – AJC, “Transport of tons of coal ash to Georgia landfills worries neighbors” by Dan Chapman.

July 8, 2016—Savannah Morning News, “Test Wells shows arsenic at Plant McIntosh in Rincon,” July 8, 2016, by Mary Landers.

June 2016 – Georgia Trend, “Sustainable Georgia: Collecting Water,” by Ben Young.

May 27, 2016 – Savannah Morning News, “Georgia’s new EPD director light on environmental experience,” by Mary Landers.

May 9, 2016 – WALB, “Flint Riverkeeper among group demanding regulatory change,“ by: Mike Fussell.

April 6, 2016 – Atlanta Progressive News, “For several Georgia Counties, An Invisible Flint-Level Water Crisis,”by staff.

March 28, 2016 – WABE 90.1 FM (NPR), “Ga. environmental bills had wins, losses in 2016 legislature,” by: Molly Samuel

March 23, 2016 - Connect Savannah, “Multiple victories for the environment: GA Senate pushes back the pipeline, feds drown offshore drilling proposal” by Jessica Leigh Lebos,

March 22, 2016 – AJC, “Georgia house defeats bill to grant easements for S. Georgia pipeline,” by Aaron Gould Sheinin.

March 21, 2016 – WABE 90.1FM (NPR), Closer Look, “Protecting Georgia’s Water; And More,” by: Mary Claire Kelly

March 18, 2016 – Fayette Citizen, “Concerned about Clean water,” by: staff.

March 10, 2016 – The Telegraph, “Preservationists critical of new road bill” by Maggie Lee.

March 9, 2016 – Gainesville Times, “Bill would exempt DOT from environmental reviews” by Joshua Silavent.

March 9, 2016 – Georgia Nonprofit Now, “Protecting Georgia’s water quality – both above-ground and below” by Guest Contributor.’s-water-quality-–-both-above-ground-and.

March 8, 2016 – WABE, “Ga. Road construction bill could threaten archaeological finds” by Molly Samuel.

February 26, 2016 – Atlanta Progressive News, “Two bills would protect Georgia’s bodies of water” by Gloria Tatum.

February 25, 2016 - First Coast News, “Federal agency to investigate Waycross cancer in March” by Kenneth Amaro.

February 23, 2016 – Georgia, “Protecting the Florida Aquifer – with Guest Editorial” by Lawton Sack.

February 22, 2016 - Dalton Citizen Wire, “Lawmakers want uniform waterway standards” by Jill Nolin.

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February 22, 2106 - E Metro Times, “Georgia Water Coalition Celebrates Capitol Conservation Day with Visit to State Capitol” by e Metro Times.

February 18, 2016 - Athens Banner-Herald, “Conservation Day activists get unplanned bonus” by Walter C. Jones.

February 17, 2016 –, “Jackson Lake popular destination for Atlanta trash, litter” by Dante Renzulli.

February 17, 2016 –, “Environmental advocates celebrate bills on Conservation Day at the state Capitol” by Walter Jones.

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February 15, 2016  – Saporta Report, “Ga. Water Coalition urges legislators to protect Georgia’s water” by Chris Manganiello

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January 31, 2016 – SavannahNow, “Editorial: Altamaha River – color it too polluted” by unknown.

January 24, 2016 – Rome News-Tribune, “CRBI keeping an eye on natural gas activities in Armuchee” by Kristina Wilder.



November 24, 2015 – First Coast News, “Waycross residents living in fear of a cancer cluster” by Ken Amaro.

November 24, 2015 – Savannah Morning News, “Water Coalition meets in Richmond Hill” by ‘For Bryan County Now.’

November 21, 2015 - Rome News-Tribune, “Groups call for closure of Plan Hammond; Georgia Power says it has no plans to shut it down” by Staff.

November 20, 2015 – Media Matters for America, “State Newspapers Highlight Dangers of Green-Lighting Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic Ocean” by Kevin Kalhoefer.

November 20, 2015 –, “Don’t care about climate? 3 reasons to shut down this Georgia coal plant anyway” by Amelia Shenstone.

November 18, 2015 – Gainesville Times, “Business says its litter trap could clean up Chattahoochee in Helen” by Clark Leonard.

November 18, 2015 – The Press Sentinel, “’Dirty Dozen’ Includes three local concerns” by Derby Waters. (no link to provide)

November 17, 2015 – Access WDUN, “Helen officials hear about litter trap for Chattahoochee River” by Rob Moore.

November 12, 2015 - WABE Atlanta, “GA. EPD Director Pushes Back On River Quality Report” by Denis O'Hayer.

November 11, 2015 - Times-Georgian, “River advocates target Atlanta's Chattahoochee 'grab'” by Winston Jones.

November 8, 2015 – The Newnan Times-Herald, “Threats to Chattahoochee listed among ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Sarah Fay Campbell.

November 6, 2015 – The Brunswick News, “Dirty Dozen list features several coastal concerns” by Anna Hall.

November 6, 2015 – Creative Loafing, “First Slice 11/6/15: Georgia Water Coalition names 12 worst threats to state’s waterways” by Meagan Mastriani.

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November 5, 2015 – WGAU, News Makers with Tim Bryant, radio interview with Chris Manganiello.

November 5, 2015 - Georgia Water Wire, “Georgia’s Dirty Dozen; Now a baker’s dozen” by Chris Managniello.

also found at:

November 5, 2015 – The Valdosta Daily Times, “Sabal makes Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen” by Joe Adgie.

also found at:  (no longer listed on home page)

November 5, 2015 - First Coast News, “Waycross and Brunswick rank among most contaminated sites” by Ken Amaro.

November 5, 2015 – 90.1 WABE, “Chattahoochee, Coosa River’s Water Quality at Risk in GA” by Tasnim Shamma.

November 5, 2015 – WSAV-TV, “Dirty Dozen Report, Deal Gets Praise for Objecting to Palmetto Pipeline,” JoAnn Merrigan,

November 4, 2015 - Covington News, “Bear Creek makes Dirty Dozen list” by Sandra Brands.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - Rockdale Citizen, “Bear Creek on Georgia Water Coalition's 'Dirty Dozen'” by Alice Queen.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - Savannah Now, “'Dirty Dozen' environmental threats include trio of coastal Georgia issues” by Mary Landers.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - AccessWDUN, “Two N. Ga. Waterways on watchdog group's annual 'Dirty Dozen' list” by BJ Williams.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - Gainesville Times, “Helen tourists' trash lands Chattahoochee on 'Dirty Dozen' list” by Jeff Gill.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - Rome News-Tribune, “Coosa River near Plant Hammond named NO.8 on Georgia Water Coalition's 'Dirty Dozen' for 2015” by D Walker.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 – Saporta Report, “Ga. Water Coalition's annual 'Dirty Dozen' commends state for opposition to Palmetto Pipeline” by David Pendered.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - WSAV, “Georgia Water Coalition names 2015 "Dirty Dozen"” by WSAV staff.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - Albany Herald. “Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline makes water coalition Dirty Dozen” by Brad McEwen.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 - WALB, “GA Water Coalition names it's 'Dirty Dozen'” by Staff?

November 4, 2015 - AJC.Com, “Group: Hey Chattahoochee tubers. You're messing up our river” by Willoughby Mariano.

also found at:

November 4, 2015 –, “Group identifies troubled water in Georgia,” by Kristina Torres.

November 4, 2015 - AJC.Com, “"Dirty Dozen" pollution sites named by Georgia Water Coalition” by Kristina Torres.

also found at: (shared by 11 people)

November 4, 2015 – Coosa Valley News, “Georgia Water Coalition names ‘Dirty Dozen,’ Rome River on List,” by Tony Potts,

November 4, 2015 - Lake Lanier, “Georgia Water Coalition's 2015 Dirty Dozen Pollution issues” by Robert Sutherland.

November 4, 2015 - Lake Allatoona, “2015 Dirty Dozen Report Released by Georgia Water Coalition” by Robert Sutherland.

November 4, 2015 – WTOC, “GA Water Coalition names its ‘Dirty Dozen,’”

September 8, 2015 - The Brunswick News, "Restoring habitat of the Northern Satilla River" by Donna Stillinger.\

September 8, 2015 - The Brunswick News, "Aquifer test fails to meet hopes" by Gordon Jackson.

September 8, 2015 - The Brunswick News, "State can't gamble on water" by Staff.

July-September 2015 – GA AAS Newsletter, “Paddle Georgia 2015: The Ogeechee River” by Staff.

July 31, 2105 –, Letter to the Editor Thursday – “We need to protect our natural resources” by: Emily Markesteyn

July 10, 2015 - Online Athens, "Georgia aquifer test comes up dry" by Walter Jones.

July  9, 2015 - Savannah Morning News, "Georgia aquifer test comes up dry" by Walter Jones.

July   8, 2015 - The Brunswick News, "Money allocated for study on closing Noyes Cut" by Michael Hall.

July 6, 2015 – The Brunswick News, “Floridan aquifer concerns could affect Coastal Georgia” by Gordon Jackson.

July 5, 2015 – Gainesville Times, “Georgia joins 8 other states suing for feds over new water regulations” by Staff.

July 1, 2015 – News 95.5, “Georgia seta water use limits for next drought” by Marcy Williams.

June 30, 2015 – Savannah Morning News, “Rules over lawn watering, car washing during next drought are approved” by Walter Jones.

also found at:

June 17, 2015 – The Brunswick News, “Lack of freshwater buffer could impact coastal wetlands” by Michael Hall.

June 15, 2015 – Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia Supreme Court: Buffer rule doesn’t apply to marshes” by Dave Williams.

June 4, 2015 –, “Politics shift rules: Competing interests sometimes spar over water regulations” by Joshua Silavent.

also found at:

May 27, 2015 – GainesvilleTimes, “New Federal Water Rule Addresses Health of Streams, Other Wetlands” by Jeff Gill.

May 17, 2015 – AJC, “An environmental tug-of-war along Georgia’s Coosa River” by Kristina Torres.

also found at:

May 16, 2015 – Canton-Sixes Patch, “Group Names Scot Turner ‘Clean Water Champion’” by Kristal Dixon.

May 15, 2015 – TheBrunswickNews, “Coastal legislators recognized by Georgia Water Coalition” by ?

April 30, 2015 –, “Guest Column: Environmental wins, losses show need for citizen activists” by Joe Cook.

April 15, 2015 – Environmental Leader, “Georgia’s LEED Ban Awaits Governor’s Signature” by Staff.

April 6, 2015 –, “How Georgia’s Environment Fared Under the Gold Dome” by Molly Samuel.

April 3, 2015 – JDSupra Business Advisor, “Georgia Governor Expected to Sign Overhaul to Soil and Water Commission (HB 397)” by Scott Hitch & Michelli Rivers.

also found at:


March 29, 2015 – Saporta Report, “Georgia Legislature provides a few wins for environmentalists: Solor energy, plastic bags” by David Pendered.

March 29, 2015 – OnlineAthens, “Georgia House defeats bill preventing plastic bag bans” by Walter Jones.

March 28, 2015 – Oconee County Observations, “Oconee County’s Quick and Williams Cast Opposing Votes on Plastic Bag Bill” by Lee Becker.

March 28, 2015 – WTVM, “GA House rejects plastic bag ban bill” by WTOC Staff.

March 27, 2015 –, “Georgia House Approves 25 foot buffer along marshes” by Walter Jones.

March 27, 2015 – AJC, “Marsh buffer bill sent to governor” by Kristina Torres.

March 27, 2015 – AJC, “Georgia House votes down bill to bar local bans on plastic bags” by Jeremy Redmon.

March 27, 2015 – Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia House favors turtles, local control” by Dave Williams.

March 27, 2015 – SavannahNow, “Plastic bag bill dies in House” by Walter Jones.

March 27, 2015 –, “Georgia House rejects bill forbidding cities from banning plastic bags” by Walter Jones & Terry Dickson.

March 27, 2015 – WJBF, “Georgia House Rejects Plastic Bag Ban” by Associated Press.

March 27, 2015 – The Telegraph, “Georgia House defeats bill preventing plastic bag bans” by Associated Press.

March 27, 2015 – GPB, “Plastic Bag Ban Defeated in House, Solar Panels Bill Headed to Deal” by Associated Press.

March 26, 2015 - AJC, “Senate passes bill affecting state agency that just fired director” by Kristina Torres.

March 26, 2015 –, “Governor gets more control of board members under reorganization of Soil and Water Conservation Commission” by Walter Jones.

March 26, 2015 –, “Georgia House approves 25-foot buffer along marshes” by Walter Jones.

March 26, 2015 – AJC, “House passes strengthened marsh buffer bill” by Aaron Gould Sheinin.

March 26, 2015 –, “Former EPD Chief: Fix marsh-buffer bill” by Carol Couch.

March 26, 2015 – AJC, “Coastal development buffer bill divides Georgia environmental groups” by Aaron Gould Sheinin.

March 25, 2015 –, “Georgia EPD produces drought rules to mixed reaction” by Walter Jones.

also found at:

March 22, 2015 – AJC, “Few penalties lax oversight for chicken plants that pollute” by Shannon McCaffrey.

March 22, 2015 –, “Coastal lawmaker tries to salvage marsh protections” by Mary Landers.

March 18, 2015 –, “Tom Barton: Dead marsh walking” by Tom Barton.

March 15, 2015 – Saporta Report, “Georgia’s marshes are at risk if state bill requiring 25-foot buffer isn’t passed” by Robert Ramsay.

March 13, 2015 – AJC, “GA Senate approves bill to protect the Floridan aquifer” by Janel Davis.

March 13, 2015 –, “Marsh protection bill hijacked in Atlanta” by Megan Derosiers.

March 11, 2015 –, “Stop Georgia House Bill 444” by Staff.

March 9, 2015 –, “Marshes must be protected” by James Holland? (not sure about the author).

March 4, 2015 –, “Local advocates voice concern on possible legislation to remove communities voice on banning plastics” by Anna Hall.

March 3, 2015 – The Washington Post, “A plastic bag lobby exists, and it’s surprisingly tough” by Jeff Guo.

March 3, 2015 – Georgia Report, “House committee moves Senate bill to prohibit plastic bag bans” by Tom Crawford.

March 2, 2015 – 90.1 WABE (Atlanta’s NPR Station), “Georgia River Protections May Change” by Molly Samuel.

February 28, 2015 –, “Georgia Water Coalition Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities; Releases 2015 Recommendations” by Staff.

February 26, 2015 – AJC, “Georgia Senate votes to prohibit cities from banning plastic bags” by Kristina Torres.

February 24, 2015 – Florida Times Union, “Key Senate committee approves bill establishing 25-foot buffer along Georgia marshes.” By Walter Jones.

also found at:

February 23, 2015 –, “Marsh buffer bill takes shape” by Mary Landers.

February 18, 2015 – FL Times Union, “Conservationists rally against pumping treated surface water into Floridan aquifer, for coastal marsh buffers” by Walter Jones.

also found at:

February 18, 2015 –, “Georgia Water Coalition Capitol Conservation Day Highlights

Well Water and Buffer Protection” by Staff.

February 17, 2015 – Savannah Business Journal, “Georgia Water Coalition hosts Capitol Conservation Day” by Chuck Mobley.

February 17, 2015 – The Brunswick News, “Bill introduced that could re-establish marsh buffers” by Michael Hall.

February 17, 2015 – “Camden County Commission adopts resolution endorsing moratorium on aquifer storage” by Jared Keever.

February 13, 2015 – Atlanta Progressive News, “Georgia would disband soil and water conservation agency, per Gov. Deal’s budget” by Staff.

January 29, 2015 –, “Bill introduced again to stop aquifer storage” by Michael Hall.

January 23, 2015 – Creative Loafing, “Soil conservation agency on state chopping block under Deals budget” by Maggie Lee.

January 16, 2015 –, “Environmental groups want changes at Plant Hammond sooner rather than later” by Jeremy Stewart.

January 15, 2015 –, “Coastal legislators agree to require 25-foot buffers along saltwater marshes in Georgia” by Walter Jones.

January 12, 2015 –, “Georgia Voices: More GOP skepticism, less Obama activism needed on economy” by Staff.

January 7, 2015 –, “Editorial: Fix Georgia’s marsh buffer rule” by ?.

January 6, 2015 – The Brunswick News, “State delegation wants to protect aquifer” by Mary Starr.

January 4, 2015 –, “Legislative fix proposed for marsh buffers” by Mary Landers.



December 2014 – Big Blend Magazines, “2014’s Worst Offenses Against Georgia’s Water” by Daniel Parshley.

December 14, 2014 – Saporta Report, “Gov. Deal creates water czar for water supply, litigation” by David Pendered.

November 27, 2014 - December 2014 Edition, Volume 36, No. 11 – Florida Specifier, “Georgia Water Coalition releases latest environmental issues list” by Prakash Gandhi

November 26, 2014 – WCTV, “New Sabal Trail Project has many South Georgia residents worried about eminent domain” by Winnie Wright. -

November 24, 2014 –, “Environmental Group Names ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Water Offenses” by Sara Jerome.

November 16, 2014 – BlogTalkRadio, “Environment, Birds, Cooking, Natural Health & Travel” by Daniel Parshley.

November 15, 2014 –, “Report cites pollution for river’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ status” by Asia Ashley.

Reposted here:

November 9, 2014 –, “Georgia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ filthiest waterways put communities at risk,” by Tina Ranieri.

November 1, 2014 – Gainesville Times, “ Your Views: Water group’s concerns are only about wise policies, not politics” by Sally Bethea (letter to editor)

October 29, 2014 – Press-Sentinel, “Dirty Dozen includes two Wayne creeks” by Staff. (no webpage)

October 28, 2014 – The Press Sentinel, “New Dirty Dozen list should concern us all” by Staff? (requires login to view online)

October 27, 2014 – Brunswick News, “Legislators need to ask for evaluation of rivers” by Editorial Board

October 27, 2014 – The Douglas Enterprise, “Georgia Water Coalition Names 2014 ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Staff.

October 26, 2014 – The Daily Tribune News, “Georgia Water Coalition releases Dirty Dozen list” by Jason Lowrey.

October 23, 2014 – Albany Herald, “Flint Riverkeeper encouraging public to make their voice heard to protect Flint river,” Jennifer Parks,

October 23, 2014 – Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia Water Coalition names 2014 ‘Dirty Dozen’ offenses to state’s water” by Carla Caldwell.

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October 23, 2014 – Rome News Tribune, “Coosa River back on Georgia Water Coalition’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list” by Jeremy Stewart.

October 23, 2014 – The Valdosta Daily Times, “Coalition: Sabal one of Dirty Dozen” by Joe Adgie.

October 23, 2014 – Florida Environments, “Seafood Industry Raises Concerns About Florida Inaction as Georgia Groups Knock Water Polices There,” by Bruce Ritchie,

October 23, 2014 – Brunswick News, “Coast makes splash on dirty water list,” by Michael Hall,

October 23, 2014 – FOX31/WFXL, “The Dirty Dozen presents 2014 flint River threats,” by Kerri Copello,

October 23, 2014 – Saporta Report, “Report: Stormwater runoff from industrial sites endangers Chattahoochee River basin,” by David Pendered,

October 23, 2014 – CBS46/WGCL-TV and WTVM 9, “Georgia Water Coalition names Chattahoochee River to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list,” by Tanita Gaither,

Linked from World EIN News,

Linked from Chattahoochee River Whitewater News,

Linked from Lake Eufaula News,

Linked from Lake Oliver News,

Linked from Goat Rock News,

October 23, 2014 – Coosa Valley News, “Coosa River Again Named on ‘Dirty Dozen’ List,” October 23, 2014,

October 23, 2014 – WYAY NewsRadio 106.7, Interview with Glenn Dowling.

October 23, 2014 – WGAU AM, Newsmakers with Tim Bryant, Dirty Dozen radio interview with Chris Manganiello and Glenn Dowling (1:40 to 8:00 mark),

October 22, 2014 - Savannah Business Journal, “Georgia’s leading water coalition named its “Dirty Dozen” for 2014 today, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters” by Philip Schweier.

October 22, 2014 – WSAV TV, “Savannah River Among Dirty Dozen, Group Blasts Governor Deal's Policies” by JoAnn Merrigan

October 22, 2014 – AJC, “Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list takes aim at Georgia” by Kristina Torres.

also titled “Environmental group names Georgia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ threats to water”

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October 22, 2014 - WALB News 10, “GA Water Coalition names “Dirty Dozen” river woes” by David Miller.


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October 22, 2014 – Gainesville Times, “Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s water supply program” by Jeff Gill.

October 22, 2014 –, “Georgia Water Coalition Releases 2014’s Dirty Dozen Issues” by Robert Sutherland.

October 22, 2014 –, “Dirty Dozen 2014” by Liz Howell. (only a link to the report)

October 22, 2014 – Florida Times Union, “Sites in Ware, Glynn counties made Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen” by Mike Morrison.

also link to from and Glynn County news -

October 22, 2014 – YouTube, “Sites in Ware, Glynn counties made Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen” by BGTy232.

October 22, 2014 –, “Coosa River ranked fifth in latest ‘Georgia’s Dirty Dozen’ report from the state water coalition” by John Druckenmiller.

October 22, 2014 – Albany Herald, “Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list” by Jennifer Parks.

October 22, 2014 –, “Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen 2014” by Staff. (only a link to the report)

October 22, 2014 – SavannahNow (Savannah Morning News) – “Savannah River among ‘dirty dozen,’” by Mary Landers,

October 22, 2014 – Environment Georgia, “Georgia Water Coalition names 2014 ‘Dirty Dozen’; Efforts to Derail EPA’s Clean Water Rule 1 to 12 Georgia Water Offenses” by Jennette Gayer.

October 22, 2014 –, “Georgia watchdog attacks plan to add nukes along the Savannah; Corps downplays effect on river” by Michael Eads.

also found on -

October 22, 2014 – WWALS, “GWC DD#9: Sabal Trail pipeline threatens Withlacoochee River and Floridan Aquifer” by John Quarterman. (just link to the report)

October 22, 2014 – The Georgia Report, “Georgia Water Coalition lists its ‘Dirty Dozen,’ previews legislation” by Tom Crawford.

October 20, 2014 –, “Advisory: Georgia Water Coalition to Release 2014 ‘Dirty Dozen’ Report” by Staff.

August 26, 2014 – OnlineAthens, “State environmental chief advises delay on water buffer rules” by: Walter Jones. (found in 2 other locations)

June 27, 2014 –, “ Hawkins receives Georgia Water Coalition Aware” by Staff.

June 26, 2014 –, “Water Coalition Honors State Representative with 2014 Clean Water Champion Award” by Linda Spector Boehringer.

June 23, 2014, syndicated radio interview with Martha Zoller, with Gordon Rogers.

June 22, 2014 – & Talk 750 WSB, “The Politics of Water: Epic Battles & Endeavors to Protect Georgia’s Water” by Staff

June 19, 2014 –, “County by County News for Friday” by Staff.

June 15, 2014 – SaportaReport, “Chattahoochee River Past, Present: Two Speakers part of Paddle Georgia” by David Pendered.

May 24, 2014 - Savannah Morning News, "Editorial: Coastal counties must do the EDP's job".

May 15, 2014, GA Times Union, “Corps shows interest in repairing Noyes Cut, Water Coalition Dirty Dozen item of 2012” by Terry Dickson.

May 7, 2014,, “Nukes Thirst for Savannah River water” by Mary Landers.

May 7, 2014, Augusta Chronicle, “Environmental Group Opposed Plant Vogtle Plan to Draw Water from Savannah River“ by Meg Mirshak.

April 25, 2014, The Brunswick News, “EPD changes state buffer requirements” by Staff.

April 23, 2014, Brunswick News, “Policy change causes environmental uproar” by Michael Hall.

April 23, 2014, The Georgia Report, “EPD has Earth Day surprise, strips coastal marsh buffers” by Tom Crawford.

April 23, 2014, The Associated Press, “GA Agency eases rules on development near marsh” by AP. (found in 29 other locations)

April 22, 2014,, “Georgia environmental agency eases marsh protection rule” by Mary Landers.

April 22, 2014, AJC, “EPD celebrates Earth Day – by easing restrictions on development of Georgia coast” by Jim Galloway.

April 1, 2014,, “Georgia Water Coalition, An Introduction” by Staff.

March 22, 2014,, “Quick Legislative Session Included More Than Guns and Marijuana” by Walter Jones. (found in 1 other location)

March 17, 2014, Flagpole, “Athens Power Ranking for Week of March 17” by Blake Aued.

March 13, 2014, The Macon Telegraph, “Flint River fight sure to revive” by Maggie Lee.

March 13, 2014, Fox 5 Atlanta, “GA Senate sends Flint River plan to Gov. Deal” by AP.  (found in 23 other locations)

March 13, 2014, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Flint River bill gains final passage” by Dave Williams.        (found in 4 other locations)

March 12, 2014, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Watered Down Flint River Bill Clears Georgia House” by Dave Williams.   (found in 5 other locations)

March 12, 2014, Georgia Report, “House passes watered down version of Flint River bill” by Tom Crawford. (found in 1 other location)

March 12, 2014, OnlineAthens, “Georgia lawmakers reach compromise on flint river plan” by AP.    (found in 7 other locations)

March 12, 2014, AJC, “A year later Flint River bill passes with little opposition” by Aaron Gould Sheinin. (found in 7 other locations)

March 11, 2014, GA Report, “Flint River bill send back to committee which shows support for it is slipping” by Tom Crawford.   (found in 3 other locations)

March 10, 2014, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia House Panel Oks Controversial Water Bill” by Dave Williams.   (found in 7 other locations)

March 8, 2014, Ledger-Enquirer, “S. Gordon Rogers:  ‘Protection’ hard to find in this bill” by Gordon Rogers. (found in 1 other place)

March 7, 2014, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Troubled water bill may need a life preserver” by Dave Williams.  (found in 2 other locations)

March 6, 2014, Peach Pundit, “Senate Bill 213 Is Bad News for Georgia Farmers” by Buzz Brockway.

March 3, 2014, Saporta Report, “As water becomes more precious, a battle for control of the faucet” by Tom Baxter. (found in 5 other locations)

March 1, 2014, AJC, “A new water wars front quietly opens in the state legislature” by Greg Bluestein and Kristin Torres.

February 27, 2014, USA Today – Section 6A, “Gov. Deal on Wednesday endorsed a plan that would allow environmental officials to restrict farmers from taking water from the Flint River basin during droughts.”  By Staff. (see newspaper article in binder)

February 26, 2014, The Macon Telegraph, “Georgia Governor endorses Flint River water plan” by Ray Henry. (found in 13 other locations)

February 26, 2014, The Macon Telegraph, “Legislative Notebook: Lawmakers’ last minute priorities” by Maggie Lee. (found in 11 other locations)

February 26, 2014, San Francisco Gate, “GA House backs bill setting new water spill rules” by Ray Henry. (found in 10 other locations)

February 26, 2014, AJC, “Deal pushes controversial plan to pump extra water down South Georgia streams” by Greg Bluestein. (found in 10 other locations)

February 25, 2014, Florida Times Union, “Bill forbidding pumping water into aquifer for storage will get no vote this year” by Walter Jones. (also found in 9 other places)

February 24, 2014, Stateboro Herald, “New rules for chemical spills?” by Ray Henry.

February 24, 2014, AJC, “Bill sets new water spill rules for GA officials” by Ray Henry. (also found in 23 other places)

February 24, 2014, AccessNorthGA, “EPD linked to emergency responders” by Associated Press.

February 21, 2014, AJC, “Georgia Senate backs watershed bill disliked by environmentalists” by Kristina Torres.

February 19, 2014, Athens Banner Herald, “Environmental groups like proposed mandate to require EPD mandate response team” by Walter Jones. (found in 2 other places)

February 19, 2014, The Florida Times Union, “Conservationists want EPD emergency response force, oppose pumped storage in aquifers” by Walter Jones.

February 8, 2014, The Washington Times, “Debate over Georgia Plan to Supplement Streams” by Ray Henry. (found in approximately at least 35 different news sources)

January 31, 2014, GPB, “Coastal Agenda Includes More Than Harbor Deepening” by Orlando Montoya.

January 14, 2014, WWALS, “SB 213 Flint River water grab bill is back” by Staff.

January 10, 2014, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Bill would fundamentally change Georgia law” by Gordon Rogers.



December 16, 2013, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Bill could aid Georgia in water case” by Dave Williams. (also on WABE)

December 11, 2013, The Columbia County News-Times, “Gov. Deal looks nervous – should he be?” by Tom Crawford.

December 9, 2013, Saporta Report, “Georgia DNR board defers consideration of plan intended to expand hog farming” by David Pendered.

December 8, 2013. The Albany Journal, “Georgia Water Coalition applauds DNR for halting hog CAFO rollback” by Staff.

December 4, 2013, Gainesville Times, “County changes plans to North Hall Sewer” by Sarah Mueller. ..\Media relations\GWC\FW Gainesville Times  Hall Co changes plan for new sewer treatment plant drops interbasin transfer from Chattahoochee basin 12-4-13.msg

December 2, 2013, The Georgia Report, “Vote on new hog farm rules is delayed” by Tom Crawford. ..\Media relations\GWC\FW The GA Report  DNR revision of hog rules delayed 12-2-13.msg

November 29, 2013, AJC, “Georgia plunges forward with water supply strategy” by Greg Bluestein. ..\Media relations\GWC\FW AJC report on latest proposals from Gov's Water Supply boondoggle_11_29_2013.msg (found in approximately 8 locations)

November 29, 3013, AJC, “Opportunities, risks could grow with proposed hog farm rules” by Dan Chapman and Kristina Torres. ..\Media relations\GWC\FW AJC report on proposed changes to loosen rules for big hog operations_11_29_2013.msg

November 27, 2013, The Brunswick News, “Good for News to report Dirty Dozen waterways” by David Kyler (Letter to Editor) ..\Media relations\GWC\Brunswick News Letter to Editor regarding GWC's Dirty Dozen Report-Georgia Coast_11_27_2013.msg

November 27, 2013, The Florida Times Union, “Altamaha Riverkeeper warns Rayonier it will sue over polluted discharges at Jesup mill”   by Terry Dickinson.

November 26, 2013, Business Wire, “Altamaha Riverkeeper to sue Rayonier for Clean Water Violations” by Altamaha Riverkeeper (Press Release)

November 26, 2013, AJC, “Jesup pulp mill accused of polluting Altamaha River” by Kristina Torres. (found in approximately 40 locations)

November 22, 2013, AJC, “Divide remains over state’s response to Ogeechee River fish kill” by Dave Chapman and Kristin Torres. ..\Media relations\articles\AJC  Big story on Ogeechee River legal settlement and GA river protection policy.msg

November 20, 2013, The Brunswick News, “Dirty Dozen list is wake-up call” by Jimmie Ann Abner. (LTE)

November 20, 2013, The Brunswick News, “Governor’s office does not comment on report” by Mindy Egan. (LTE)

November 20, 2013, Gainesville Times, “Gainesville agreement on Glades won’t raise water fees” by Sarah Mueller.

November 20, 2013,, “Who made the Dirty Dozen list? Coal and Nuclear plants, that’s who!” by Amelia Shinstone and Amelia Walker.

November 18, 2013,, “Dirty Dozen water list includes dam issue” by Aldo Nahed.

November 18, 2013, AJC, “DNR postpones hog expansion vote” by Dan Chapman.

November 17, 2013, Gainesville Times, “ State funding plan puts Glades Reservoir in bulls-eye” by Sarah Mueller.

November 15, 2013, Waycross Journal-Herald, “EPA Promises more soil tests for ‘Seven Out’ contaminants” by Jack Williams III. ..\Media relations\GWC\WJH 11-15-13.pdf

November 15, 2013, Georgia News Network, “---“ by Jay Suber. (Interview with April Ingle – We have not seen the article.)

November 15, 2013, The Brunswick News, “List Brings Attention to Local Waterways” by Staff. (Also found in GA Times Union)

November 14, 2013, Rome News-Tribune, “Etowah River makes ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of worst offenses against Georgia’s water” by Alan Riquelmy.

November 14, 2013, WFXG Fox 54, “Flint River named among Georgia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ water offenses” by Jim Wallace.

November 14, 2013, Georgia Times Union, “Waycross plant site makes list of polluters” by Mike Morrison. Z:\Media relations\GWC\Georgia Times Union 11-14-13.pdf

November 14, 2013, The Brunswick News, “Local waterways rank on threatened list” by Michael Hall. ..\Media relations\GWC\TBN DD Article 11-14-13.pdf

November 13, 2013, Gainesville Times, “Chattahoochee, Flat Creek make group’s ‘dirty dozen’ list” by Sarah Mueller.

November 13, 2013,, “Ga. Water Coalition ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes 4 in N. Ga.’ by Staff.

November 13, 2013, Brunswick News, “---“ by Michael Hall.

Note: We haven’t seen the article yet, but it should be about the Satilla and Altamaha rivers

November 13, 2013, FOX 31 / WFXL Albany, “Georgia Water Coalition names its 2013 Dirty Dozen“ by Franklin White

November 13, 2013, WYAY All News 106.7 - radio, interview with April Ingle

Note: No online link to the recording of the interview could be found.

November 13, 2013,, “ ‘Dirty Dozen’ GA Waterways Announced” by Staff.

November 13, 2013, The Telegraph, “Midstate waterways make Dirty Dozen list” by Maggie Lee.

November 13, 2013, Albany Herald, “Flint River Makes the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen List Again” by Terry Lewis.

November 13, 2013,, “’Dirty Dozen’ proposed new changes to beach, marsh laws” by Mary Landers.

November 13, 2013, GPB, “Dirty Dozen mapping Georgia’s water problems” by Orlando Montoya.

November 13, 2013, The Florida Current, “Georgia’s group ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes three issues affecting Florida” by Bruce Ritchie.

November 13, 2013, WSAV, “Three Area Rivers Remain on ‘Dirty Dozen List’ by JoAnn Merrigan.

November 13, 2013,, “’Dirty Dozen’ Report on GA’s Waters” by Robert Sutherland.

November 6, 2013,, “Glades reservoir lands state funds” by Sarah Mueller.

November 6, 2013, LaGrange News, “GA approves $45M investment in water projects” by Ray Henry AP.$45M-investment-in-water-projects (also found in:, Anchorage Daily News,,,,,,,,,,,,,, PLUS 20 others - more or less)

October 30, 2013, The Florida Current, “River Notes: Flint River Georgia friends see Florida as ally in water war” by Bruce Ritchie.

October 27, 2013, Online Athens, “Georgia eyes stake is Glades reservoir project” by Ray Henry.

October 27, 2013, Saporta Report, “Proposal that could expand hog farming, waste lagoons in Georgia draws fire from environmentalist”  by David Pendered

October 26, 2013, Statesboro Herald, “State set to water down hog manure rules” by Associate Press.

October 25, 2013, The Marietta Daily Journal, “Georgia Voices: Water issues don’t necessarily cross state lines” by The Columbus Ledger-Inquirer. (also found in, and

October 25, 2013, AJC, “Debate on easing rules for Georgia hog farms” by Kristina Torres.

October 25, 2013, AJC, “Debate on easing rules for Georgia hog farms” by Kristina Torres.

October 24, 2013, The Augusta Chronicle, “North Georgia looks at other state water sources” by Walter Jones.

October 23, 2013, Online Athens, “What Others Say: Water-sharing plan is water grab” by Savannah Morning News. (also found in SavannahNow, Press-Sentinal, and Morris News Service)

October 21, 2013,, “Water grabbing: state plan all wet” by Staff.

October 21, 2013, The Rome News Tribune, “State to build water supply through interbasin transfers” by Staff.

October 21, 2013, Ledger Inquirer, “Water disputes don’t necessarily cross state lines” by Staff.

October 20, 2013, Online Athens, “State revisits inter-basin transfers, worries environmentalists” by Walter Jones. (also found on,,,,,,,,,

October 19, 2013, The Republic, “Amid disputes metro Atlanta uses less water but defining conservation affect remains tricky” by Ray Henry. (also found in Daily Journal and Greenfield Reporter)

October 10, 2013, WGAU - Tim Bryant Show, Interview with April Ingle.

October 10, 2013, WYAY All News 106.7, Interview with April Ingle.

October 9, 2013, The Flagpole, “Hogwash” by Blake Aued.

October 9, 2013, The Flagpole, “More Water News” by Blake Aued.

October 7, 2013, Online Athens, “Environmentalists Try to Stir Opposition to Proposed Hog Farm Rule” by Wayne Ford.

August 31, 2013, Scientific American, “As a River Runs Dry” by Robynne Boyd.

August 27, 2013, The Telegraph, “Environmental regulator backs easing GA hog rules” by Ray Henry. (printed in at least 36 more publications –,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

August 26, 2013, The Georgia Report, “DNR board looks to loosen regulations on hog farms” by Tom Crawford.

August 25, 2013, The Republic, “Debate over easing anti-pollution rules for large Georgia hog farms” by Ray Henry. Debate over easing anti-pollution rules for large Georgia hog farms (printed in at least 20 different publications – Macon Telegraph,,, WorldNews, Silobreaker, Fox Atlanta, NewsChannel9, WSAV, News Now [UK], Online Athens, Fox DC, Fox Chicago, The Tribune [CA],, [PA],,,, [Columbia, GA],

June 19, 2013, “Prayers for rain senate takes on supreme court ruling - all part of Georgia’s water issues” by David Pendered.

June 15, 2013, NPR, “Water Wars: Who Controls the Flow?” by NPR Staff.

June 06 2013, Atlanta Magazine, RFK, Jr: ‘When it comes to water conservation, Atlanta needs to do a lot more’ by Tony Rehagen.

May 2, 2013, AJC, “Chattahoochee Sewage” by Tom Sabulis.

April 30, 2013, WALB 10 News, “DNR approves aquifer water storage experiment” by Jim Wallace.

April 29th, 2013, Saporta Report, “Atlanta’s water needs cited in plan to pump water from aquifers into Flint River during times of drought” by David Pendered.

April 29, 2013, Tom Crawford’s Georgia Report, “Flint River aquifer project gets DNR okay” by Tom Crawford.

April 29, 2013, GPB News, “Georgia to test aquifer storage” by Orlando Montoya.

April 21, 2013, Saporta Report, “American Rivers Lists Flint River Among Country’s most Endangered” by David Pendered.

April 20, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle, GA Testing Plan to Pump Rivers with Extra Water” by Ray Henry * Found on approx 26 sites.

April 05, 2013, Blog Talk Radio, “Georgia Legislative Wrap Up” by April Ingle.

Spring 2013, Trout Magazine, “In Response to comment made by Kent Klewein…”  by Mack Martin. PDF

March 30, 2013, The Macon Telegraph, “The Legislative session had its share of winners and losers” by Maggie Lee.

March 29, 2013, The Albany Herald, “Flint River bill fails in the House” by Jim West.

March 29, 2013, GPB News, “The Water Watchdogs Claim Victory” by Claire Simms.

March 29, 2013, The Albany Herald, “Coalition slams flint river bill” by Jim West.

March 25, 2013, Stateboro Herald, “Bill Targets Spill into Georgia’s Rivers” by Pam Odell.

March 23, 2013, AJC, “Tussle over plan to supplement Flint River streams” by Ray Henry.

*** This article was covered in at least 14 locations. *** (including Seattle, New Jersey, San Francisco, Houston, South Carolina, World News, etc.)

March 23, 2013, AJC, “Plan to supplement GA streams creates tussle” by Ray Henry.

*** This article was covered in at least 27 locations. ***

March 22, 2013, The Macon Telegraph, “House, Senate set for clash over Flint River” by Maggie Lee.

March 12, 2013, GPB, “Natural Treasures” by Staff.

March 12, 2013, Savannah Now, “Fish Kills Prompt legislation to improve emergency response” by Walter Jones.

March 11, 2013, WSAV, “Bill Inspired by Fish Kill Won’t be Debated This Year” by JoAnn Merrigan.

February 28, 2013, Athens Banner Herald, “Environmental groups push for water-meter funding in Georgia” by Walter Jones.

February 24, 2013, Saporta Report, “Time for Georgia to recommit to water conservation and regional plans” by Lauren Joy.

January 5, 2013, The Daily Tribune News, “Georgia Trend names area leaders to Most Influential list” by Matt Shinall.



December 30, 2012. Athens Banner Herald, “Athens based group help fight state bill on tilapia fish” by Wayne Ford.

December 9, 2012, Dallas-Hiram Patch, “Dirty Politics Amid Water Projects” by Joe Cook.

December 5, 2012, Upson Beacon, “Flint River Climbs to #4 on “Dirty Dozen” List by Staff. (no longer accessible)

December 5, 2012, Southeast Green, “Georgia Water Coalition Names “Dirty Dozen” exposing the 12 worst offenses to Georgia’s Waters” by April Ingle.

December 2, 2012, Albany Herald, “Riverkeeper forms goals for new year” by Jim West.

December 2, 2012, Saporta Report, “Don’t let wind energy tax credits go away because of the fiscal cliff” by Jennette Gayer.

November 27, 2012, The Citizen, “Flint River named one of state’s dirties rivers” by Ben Nelms.

November 21, 2012, Atlanta GA Environmental Law Blog, “And the Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen Awards Go To…” by Stack and Associates, P.C.

November 19, 2012, AJC, ”Rivers among state’s dirtiest” by Michael Hall.

November 19 ???, 2012, Press-Sentinel (Jesup, GA), “Water Coalition names Rayonier to ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Staff. ..\Media relations\GWC\Rayonier_Dirty Dozen_Nov 19, 2012_media.docx

November 18, 2012, AJC, “South Fulton Reservoir: No Water Yet Just Debt” by Chris Joyner.

November 18, 2012, Saporta Report, “List of Georgia’s endangered waters highlights woes at state, federal levels” by David Pendered.

November 16, 2012, GPB Podcast, hosted by Joshua Stewart.

November 15, 2012, GPB Podcast, hosted by Joshua Stewart.

November 15, 2012, Upson Beacon, “Flint River Climbs to #4 on Dirty Dozen List” by ?.

November 15, 2012, Savannah Business Journal, “Georgia Water Coalition Name Dirty Dozen Exposing the 12 Worst Offenses to Georgia Water” by Staff.

November 15, 2012, The Brunswick News, “Coasts rivers among state’s dirtiest waterways” by Michael Hall. (This online address was used instead of The Brunswick News address because a subscription was required to view it through The Brunswick News website.)

November 15, 2012, LaGrange News, “Chattahoochee on ‘Dirty Dozen’ river list – again” by Jennifer Shrader.

November 15, 2012, Savannah Now, “Ogeechee River tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ list again” by Mary Landers.

November 14, 2012, GPB, “List of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Rivers Released” by Dominick Brady.

November 14, 2012, AccessNorthGA, “Two Hall Co. offenders on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list” by Staff.

November 14, 2012, WALB, “Dirty Dozen List: Fouling Georgia’s Waters” by Jim Wallace.

November 14, 2012, WSAV, “Ogeechee River Tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ List” by Joann Merrigan.

November 14, 2012, Gainesville Times, “Environmental Group lists Flat, Allen creeks on list of state’s problem waterways” by Jeff Gill.

November 14, 2012, The Florida Times-Union, “Camden County canal makes Georgia Water Coalition’s ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Terry Dickinson.

November 14, 2012, The Macon Telegraph, “Coalition names ‘dirty dozen’ water offenses” by Heather Duncan.

November 14, 2012, The Augusta Chronicle, “Group cites fish kill and Vogtle as threats to Georgia’s waters” by Rob Pavey.

November 14, 2012, WABE, “Water Coalition Releases Dirty Dozen List” by Michelle Wirth.

November 14, 2012, Fox24, “Water Conservation Group Names Dirty Dozen” by Staff.

November 14, 2012, WTOC, “Dirty Dozen List: Fouling Georgia’s Water” by Jim Wallace.

November 14, 2012, Rome News Tribune, “Paulding County’s proposed Richland Creek reservoir upstream of Rome named one of Georgia Water Coalitions Dirty Dozen” by Staff.

November 14, 2012, SavannahNow, “OPINION: Ogeechee Riverkeeper on target with lawsuit” by Staff.

November 14 ???, 2012, StarNewsOnline, “Georgia Water Coaltion names ‘Dirty Dozen’ exposing the 12 worst offenses to Georgia’s water” by Staff ??? (need subscription to access online)

November 14, 2012, Georgia Report, “Enviros release latest ‘dirty dozen’ list of water projects” by Tom Crawford.

November 14, 2012, Albany Herald, “Georgia ‘Dirty Dozen’ list released” by Jim West.

November 12, 2012, AJC, “Smelly landfill may violate zoning rules” by Aaron Gould Sheinin, James Salzer and Chris Joyner.

November 8, 2012, AJC, “Outrage grows over dump tied to Deal” by James Salzer, Chris Joyner and Aaron Gould Sheinin.

November 2012, Georgia Trend, “Sustainable Georgia: Protecting Water Quality” by ?

October-November Issue (Vol. 2 Iss. 5), pg 22, Athens Move, “Spurred by Others, but Inspired from Within” by Gary Lefeuvre

October 30, 2012, Gainesville Times, “Corps won’t reopen public comment on Glades” by Jeff Gill.

October 28, 2012, The Augusta Chronicle, “As government budget shrinks riverkeepers become watchdogs and whistleblowers” by Rob Pavey.

October 3, 2012, The Telegraph, “Georgia still under ‘exceptional drought’” by Heather Duncan.

September 28, 2012, GPB News, “Redirecting Trust Fund Fees” by Ellen Reinhardt

September 28, 2012, Rome Tribune, “2 sited for riding ATV in Etowah River” by Staff.

September 27, 2012, GPB News, “Riverkeeper Says EPD Cuts Hurt Water Quality” by Ellen Reinhardt

September 22, 2012,, “Deal responds to criticism over funds awarded to North GA well” by Katie Crumley

September 19, 2012, AJC, “Governor Oks $4.5 million for Lake Lanier resort run by campaign donor” by Shannon McCaffrey.

September 18, 2012, AJC, “State money flowing to projects draws fire” by Sannon McCaffrey. GWC\2012_09_18_AJC on GWSP Round I Awards.pdf

September 16, 2012, LA Times, “Georgia Officials Give Drought the Silent Treatment” by Neela Banerjee.,0,2925119.story

August-September Issue (Vol.2 Iss. 4), pg 14, Athens Move, Group Photo of Paddle GA 2012.

August 27, 2012, GPB, “Georgia’s Drought Response Muted” by Orlando Montoya.

August 22, 2012, The Florida Times Union, “Environmentalists Say Georgia Not Talking About Drought Because it Could Hurt Business” by Walter Jones.

August 21, 2012, Augusta Chronicle, “Officials are Talking Little about Georgia’s Drought”, by Walter Jones.

August 19, 2012, Saporta Report, “Governor Nathan Deal’s “Water Supply Program” a Poor Use of Taxpaxer Funds” by April Ingle.

July 24, 2012, Gainesville Times, “Contract is Set for Dawson County Reservoir” by Chelsea Thomas.

July 16, 2012, Rome News Tribune, “Alabama, Georgia, Missouri water trails get honor” by Staff.

July 2, 2012, Circle of Blue, “Lessons Learned? How Drought Has Shaped Water Policy in Georgia” By Brett Walton.

June 30, 2012, Gainesville Times, “Area leaders: Reservoirs are still needed

Environmental groups oppose new water projects after last week’s Lake Lanier court ruling” by Ashley Fielding.

June 27, 2012, The Georgia Report, “With Access to Lanier Assured, does Georgia still need reservoirs?” by Tom Crawford.

June 25, 2012, OnlineAthens, “Supreme Court Rejects Water Wars Case” by Blake Aued.

June 16, 2012,, “Recent droughts don’t compare to those in past, study says” by Lee Shearer.

June 14, 2012,, “Riverkeepers Say Drought Protection Act Needs Work” by Jim Wallace.

June 6, 2012. Thomasville Times Enterprise, “Tired Creek Op-Ed” by Jenny Hoffner and April Ingle.

June 3, 2012. Rome News Tribune, “Utilities to launch water studies” by Diane Wagner,

April 26, 2012., “Ogeechee River fish kill forum updates, urges action” by Mary Landers.

April 12, 2012., “Savannah river deepening over the years” by Julia Muller.

April 4, 2012., “Speak up for Georgia rivers” by Judy Sharpton.

April 1, 2012. Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Riverkeeper battles pulp plant on Altamaha” by Jeffrey Scott. ..\Media relations\GWC\Riverkeeper battles pulp plant on Altamaha 04-01-2012.docx

March 30, 2012. Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Mighty Alamaha at Center of Fued” by Jeffrey Scott. ..\Media relations\Altamaha_March 30, 2012_media.docx

March 26, 2012. The Augusta Chronicle, “Tilapia Bill Left Where it Belongs: On the Table” by Rob Pavey

March 22, 2012. OnlineAthens, “Tilapia Bill Dies in Committee” by ?

March 22, 2012. 90.1 FM, “Georgia Senate Sidetracks Bill that Protects Special Funds” by Marianne English.

March 14, 2012. OnlineAthens. “Stream advocates oppose Georgia bill to allow tilapia farms” by Wayne Ford.

March 4, 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Diverted special fees under fire” by James Salzer

February 28, 2012. Morris News Service. “Environmental groups bring 70 to Capitol” by Walter C. Jones.

February 28, 2012. GPB News. “Conservationists Fear Tilapia Takeover” by Parker Wallace.

February 7, 2012. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Legislation once again attempts to revive ‘deadhead' logging” by Kristina Torres.

January 5, 2012. White County News. DNR Editorial on “Team Players” Response.

January 3, 2012. Peach Pundit, “’Team Players’ Wanted” by Charlie Harper.



December 30, 2011. The Newnan Times-Herald. “Budd’s Term Ending on State DNR Board” by Sarah Fay Campbell.

December 28, 2011. GBP News. “Outgoing Board Member Criticizes Deal” by Orlando Montoya.

December 28, 2011. Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Bookman interviews DNR Board member dropped for being a conservationist” by Jay Bookman.

December 25, 2011. The Augusta Chronicle, “Deal's first year as Georgia governor spent facing problems” By Walter Jones.

December 18, 2011. Savannah Morning News. Ogeechee Riverkeeper member letter to Savannah editor, by Wayne Carney.

December 13, 2011. Gainesville Times. “Water plan draws comments about conservation” by Ashley Fielding.

December 8, 2011, WGAU, “Newsmakers” (Sally Bethea talked to Tim Bryant on an Athens radio station regarding water supply task force.)

December 7, 2011, The Augusta Chronicle, “EPD Head Vows To Use Same Policy as Predecessor” by Walter Jones.

December 7, 2011. Augusta Chronicle, “Environmental Group Blasts DNR Board”, by Walter Jones.

December 6, 2011, Savannah Morning News, “Environmental Group Blasts DNR Board” by Walter Jones.

December 6, 2011, Saporta Report, “DNR board silent after Riverkeepers call for greater protection of waterways” by David Pendered.

December 5, 2011, The Tifton Gazette, “Several Items Discussed at Water Forum”.

December 5, 2011, The Gainesville Times, “Deadline to Comment on Water Supply Plan is Today” by Ashley Fielding.

November 30, 2011, Access, “Water Conservation Group Criticizes Deals Plan to Beef Up GA Water Supplies” by Ken Stanford.

November 30, 2011, WGST Radio in Atlanta, “Water Supply Program Ignores Water Conservation Funding” (interview with Joe Cook) by Connie Cummings.

November 30, 2011,, “Georgia River Network – Georgia’s Dirty Dozen” by Southeast Green.

November 22, 2011, WSAV-TV, “Rayonier Discharge Makes Dirty Dozen Rivers List” by Joann Merrigan.

November 21, 2011, Lagrange Daily News, “Section of river on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list” by Jennifer Shrader.

November 21, 2011, The Tifton Gazette, “Legislative Forum on Water to be Held Dec 1”.

November 17, 2011, WABE News, “Georgia Water Taskforsce Releases Draft Report” by Shomial Ahmad.

November 17, 2011 : Rome Tribune "River advocate scores state water task force for stinting conservation, Joe Cook: Water plan lacks conservation funding” by AP, staff reports.

November 16, 2011, The Cherokee Tribune, “Juanita Hughes: The treasure of a red leaf in the hand of a child” by Juanita Hughes.

November 16, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “State panel approves water supply plan” by Dave Williams.

November 16, 2011, Gainesville Times, “Water supply task force focuses on new construction, Environmental groups say plan ignores funding for conservation projects” by Ashley Fielding.

November 16, 2011, Gwinnett Post, “Georgia water supply task force looks to reservoirs” by Dorie Turner.

November 13, 2011, Bryan County News, “Ogeechee Gets No 1 on 2011 Dirty Rivers List” by Danielle Hipps.

November 13, 2011, usalco, “Georgia Clean Water Group Ranks States Most Polluted Waterways”.

November 10, 2011 Dirty Dozen PKG, UGA Newsource

November 10, 2011 Savannah Morning News, “Ogeechee Fish Kill tops Dirty Dozen Water Offenses” by Mary Landers.

November 9, 2001. Cherokee Tribune. “Group: Proposed Reservoir A ‘Dirty’ Project” by Kristal Dixon

November 9, 2011, 11Alive TV, “VININGS: Chattahoochee Named Among 'Dirtiest' Waterways”

November 9, 2011. Athens Banner Herald, “Editorial: Report on rivers is valuable tool”

November 9, 2011., “Shoal Creek Reservoir Makes ‘Dirty Dozen” List” by Michele Hester.

November 9, 2011, Neighbor Newspapers Atlanta, “West Buckhead Site on State Dirty Dozen List” by Staff Reports.,177805

November 9, 2011, The Upson Beacon, “Flint River Ranks # 7 on 2011 "Dirty Dozen" List”.

November 8, 2011, AJC, “Group names "Dirty Dozen" water violators in state” by Jeffry Scott.

November 8, 2011, Albany Herald, “Georgia Water Coalition Issues "Dirty Dozen" River Report” by Jim West

November 8, 2011, GA Times Union, “Rayonier acknowledges waste water problem cited in Dirty Dozen” by Mike Morrison.

November 8, 2011, The Macon Telegraph, "Water Coalition Names ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Heather Duncan.

November 8, 2011, The Rural and Progressive Blog, “The Glass Won’t Even Be Half Full” by Katherine Cummings.

Dianna Wedincamp was interviewed by Tim Bryant on WGAU in Athens

November 7, 2011.  WALB-TV, “Flint River named in Georgia Water Coalition's "Dirty Dozen"” by Jim Wallace. text, video

November 7, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Enviro group targets reservoir projects” by Dave Williams.

November 7, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle Saporta Report, “State’s Dirty Dozen Waters Named by Georgia Water Coalition”, by David Pendered.

November 7, Rome News Tribune, “ Georgia Water Coalition names Coosa River among the ‘Dirty Dozen’ - 12 worst offenses to Georgia’s water”, by CRBI Reports

November 7, 2011, GPB Radio, “Twelve Rivers Make 'Dirty' List” By Orlando Montoya.

November 7, 2011, Sustainable Savannah, “Coastal Georgia Rivers Top ‘Dirty Dozen’ List”, by John Bennett

November 7, 2011, WSAV, “GA Water Coalition Names "Dirty Dozen" worst offenses to State's Water” by Crystal Bruce.

November 7, 2011, Savannah Business Journal, “Georgia Water Coalition Names Its ‘Dirty Dozen’ for 2011; Includes Harbor Deepening Concerns”, by Lou Phelps.

November 7, 2011, The Macon Telegraph, (Teaser) “Coalition Names ‘Dirty Dozen’ Offenses to Georgia’s Water” by Heather Duncan.

November 6, 2011, Rome News Tribune, “Coalition: Plant puts Coosa on Dirty River List” by Kim Sloan.

November 6, 2011, Chattahoochee Times, “Coosa River named to ‘Dirty Dozen’” by Andy Johns.

November 5, 2011, Gainesville Times, “Glades Reservoir Makes Dirty Dozen Waterway List” by Ashley Fielding.

November 5, 2011, Georgia Times Union, “Altamaha Named 2nd-Most Damaged GA Waterway” by Mike Morrison.

October 2, 2011, Savannah Morning News, “$30 million reservoir may be solution to Savannah water problem from deepening harbor” by Mary Landers

September 7, 2011, GPB News, “Water Council Approves Final Plan,” by Josephine Bennett

August 21, 2011, Cherokee Tribune op-ed, “Dams to nowhere: Projects drain public coffers, rivers,” by Joe Cook

August 16, 2011, GPB Radio, “Balancing Water Conservation and Energy Needs,” by Melissa Stiers

July 15, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Officials moving forward on nine new reservoirs,” by Dave Williams

July 13, 2011, Savannah Morning News editorial, “What reeks about rivers,” by Tom Barton

July 2011, Georgia Trend magazine, “GreenRoom: July 2011,” by Ben Young,

June 29, 2011, Rome News-Tribune, “Court: Atlanta can draw water from Lake Lanier”

June 18, 2011, AJC op-ed, “Atlanta Forward / Another View: Lake Lanier access worth every effort,” by Sally Bethea

June 11, 2011, Gainesville Times, “Hall wants more water from planned reservoir,” by Ashley Fielding

June 5, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Water project still millions short,” by Chris Joyner

June 4, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Consultant’s power raises questions,” by Chris Joyner

June 1, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Water Woes: Forsyth immersed in push for reservoirs,” by Jeffry Scott and Patrick Fox

May 23, 2011, Rome News-Tribune, “Ga., Fla., Ala. still in court after 20 years of litigation,” by Kendall Gadie and Meredith McDermott, Berrry College

May 16, 2011, Rome News-Tribune, “In solving regional water woes, interbasin transfers a controversial solution,” by Sunny Rollings and Nathan C. Jones, Berry College

May 12, 2011, Savannah Morning News, “Report: Coastal Georgia population to double, but water adequate to meet needs,” by Mary Landers

May 3, 2011, WALB-TV, “Reservoirs could take S. GA water,” by Jim Wallace

May 1, 2011,, “Georgia Needs Leaders Who Will Fight for Our Water Resources,” by Sally Bethea

Apr. 25, 2011, GPB News, “Bacteria Monitored in Rivers,” by Melissa Stiers

Apr. 18, 2011, Savannah Morning News, “Georgia water bill aids speculators,” by David Kyler

Apr. 14, 2011, Gainesville Times, “Water authority gets last parcel for reservoir,” by Frank Reddy

Apr. 12, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Deal's water plans advance despite concerns,” by Chris Joyner

Apr. 11, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Senate cuts DOT pollution exemptions from bill,” by Christopher Quinn

Apr. 8, 2011, The Brunswick News , “Group keeps tabs on possible water legislation,” by Shanessa Fakour

Apr. 6, 2011, The Georgia Report, “GEFA raises $213.9 million from loan selloff,” by Tom Crawford

Apr. 6, 2011, Dawson News, “Testing the waters: Officials, activists trek to Etowah,” by Frank Reddy,

Apr. 4, 2011, AJC PolitiFact Georgia, “Water advocate says toilets could save nearly 50 million gallons daily,”

Mar. 21, 2011, Athens Banner-Herald, “State could finance rest of reservoir,” by Erin France

Mar. 21, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Deal urges progress on water projects,” by Chris Joyner

Mar. 14, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Green groups flood House chairman on water transfers,” by Jim Galloway in Political Insider blog

Mar. 12, 2011, Georgia Times-Union, “Centuries old logs on river bottoms would be auctioned if Ga. Senate bill passes,” by Mike Morrison

Mar. 12, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Tennessee border war resurfaces in water bills,” by Chris Joyner

Mar. 11, 2011, Georgia Times-Union, “Report: Metro Atlanta should conserve before building more reservoirs,” by Walter Jones

March 11, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Senate allows private funds for reservoirs,” by Dave Williams

Mar. 9, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Showdown over water rights Wednesday at 11th Circuit,” by Bill Rankin and Chris Joyner

Mar. 6, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution “‘Most important case’ for Georgia in decades,” by Bill Rankin

Feb. 25, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Proposal to exempt state DOT advances: Bill would free largest polluter from paying huge amounts in fines,” by April Hunt

Feb. 25, 2011, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Mullis wants Tennessee exempt from water rules,” by Andy Johns

Feb. 23, 2011, Macon Telegraph, “Legislative Notebook: Panel votes to relax oversight of road builders,” by Maggie Lee

Feb. 23, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Proposal to exempt state DOT from fines advancing in House,” by April Hunt

Feb. 18, 2011, AP/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution (also in Augusta Chronicle, Miami Herald), “Legislation would allow public-private reservoirs,” by Chris Joyner and Ray Henry

Feb. 18, 2011, AP/ Rome News-Tribune, “Bill would allow public-private reservoirs in Ga.,” reporting contributed by Diane Wagner

Feb. 15, 2011, The Georgia Report, “Senators want to kill local planning law,” by Tom Crawford

Feb. 13, 2011, Saporta Report guest column, “Georgians should not waste money on new water reservoirs,” by April Ingle

Feb. 13, 2011, Associated Press, “Canton reservoir shows realities of Deal plan,” by Ray Henry and Shannon McCaffrey
Ran in (or online at): Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Macon Telegraph, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, Beaumont Enterprise, Cherokee Tribune, Tifton Gazette, Rome News-Tribune, and others

Feb. 12, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial, “Water supply: Georgia at last ends its action dry spell”

Feb. 12, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed, “Set aside funds for efficient solutions,” by Jenny Hoffner

Feb. 11, 2011, Anniston Star, “State’s wish for stronger water rules is ignored,” by Jason Bacaj

Feb. 11, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Water transfers back before lawmakers,” by Dave Williams

Feb. 10, 2011, GPB Radio, “Alabama Concerned over Georgia Water Decisions,” by Melissa Stiers

Feb. 9, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Bill exempts DOT from pollution fines,” by April Hunt

Feb. 8, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “DNR board not told of letters opposing water rule,” by Chris Joyner [also ran in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 9]

Feb. 3, 2011, Macon Telegraph, “Midstate legislators propose road-building bill,” by Maggie Lee

Feb. 3, 2011, Creative Loafing Atlanta, “'Georgia's Area 51' eyed for reservoir: Proposed 2,000-acre lake could be money-maker for Atlanta,” by Thomas Wheatley

February 2, 2011, Albany Herald, “Is Georgia’s governor double-Dealing?” by Carlton Fletcher

Feb. 2, 2011, The Brunswick News, “Riverkeeper following state legislation”

Feb. 1, 2011, The Brunswick News, “Environmental group opposes new state rule,” by Shanessa Fakour

Jan. 30, 2011, Albany Herald, “Keeping the Flint River safe,” by Carlton Fletc

Jan. 28, 2011, AJC, “Homeowners group wants Lanier's level higher,” by Jeffry Scott and Patrick Fox

Jan. 27, 2011, AJC, “DNR board approves new water transfer rule,” by Chris Joyner,

Jan. 27, 2011, Gainesville Times, “Reservoir rules not expected to impact Glades,” by Melissa Weinman,

Jan. 27, 2011, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia poised to regulate water transfers,” by Dave Williams

Jan. 27, 2011, AP (Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle, Gwinnett Daily Post, Miami Herald, Montgomery Advertiser, Bloomberg, etc.), “Ga. adopts rules meant to restrict water shifts,” by Ray Henry

Jan. 27, 2011, GPB TV, Prime Time Lawmakers, Sally Bethea (and Ross Tolleson) interviewed by Scott Slade

Jan. 26, 2011, Macon Telegraph, “State set to approve new rule on water,” by Maggie Lee

Jan. 26, 2011, GPB News, “Controversial Water Rules Adopted,” by Melissa Stiers,

Jan. 26, 2011, Columbus Ledger AP, “Environmentalists want Ga. water rule strengthened,” by Ray Henry

Jan. 24, 2011, Rome News-Tribune, “Water pleas don’t alter plans,” by Diane Wagner

Jan. 19, 2011, Flagpole Magazine, City Dope column (“The State of the State Water Crisis” section), by Dave Marr

Jan. 6, 2011, Chattanooga Times Free Press, “Georgia considers water transfer rules,” by Andy Johns

Jan. 5, 2011, Morris News Service [ran Jan. 5 in Florida Times-Union, Georgia Times-Union, Augusta Chronicle, Cedartown Standard, Rome News-Tribune], “Georgia Water Ruling Hinges on One Word” / “Semantics Impede Water Ruling,” by Walter Jones,

Jan. 4, 2011, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Regulate water transfers carefully,” op-ed by Sally Bethea,

Jan. 4, 2011, Rome News-Tribune, “Local leaders link water to jobs,” by Diane Wagner



Dec. 20, 2010, The Water Main blog, “Proposed Water Transfer Rule Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Protect State’s Rivers, Communities”

Dec. 20, 2010, White County News/, “Proposed water transfer rules questioned”

Dec. 17, 2010, Marietta Daily Journal, “Joe Cook: Cobb at epicenter of water basin debate,” op-ed by Joe Cook

Dec. 15, 2010, Georgia Public Radio, “Deal Wants New Reservoirs,” by Melissa Stiers

Dec. 14, 2010, Rome News-Tribune, “Proposed water rules don’t protect rivers, communities,” op-ed by Joe Cook

Nov. 18, 2010, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Water plan asks Georgia 'evaluate' Tennessee River,” by Andy Johns

November 5, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Deal to face many thorny issues as governor,” by Jeremy Redmon

October 25, 2010, Anderson Independent Mail, “Conservation key to sustaining Savannah basin, experts agree,” by Anna Mitchell

October 23, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Progress on tri-state water deal unclear; Governors silent as they near end of their terms,” by Patrick Fox

Oct. 20, 2010,, “Georgia Water Coalition raises Water Issues with Georgia Voters”

Oct. 14, 2010, Gainesville Times, “Barnes may push for extension in ruling over water wars,” by Jeff Gill,

Oct. 12, 2010,, “Ga. water issues addressed in TV ad,” by Ken Stanford,

Oct. 12, 2010, Marietta Daily Journal, “Barnes: State must show plan to solve water crisis,” by Jon Gillooly

Oct. 11, 2010, The Water Main blog, “Georgia Water Coalition Commercial Calls Voter Attention to Important Water Issues,”

Oct. 1, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Ga senators file legislation aimed at fixing water woes,” by Bob Keefe,

Sept. 22, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed, “Conservation, fair distribution and trust are keys to solving water issue,” by Sally Bethea,

Sept. 16, 2010, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Panel ‘Addressing’ Role of Tennessee River,” by Andy Johns,

August 12, 2010, Tifton Gazette, “Water symposium registration deadline set for Aug. 16”

July 2, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Atlanta’s running out of water, and time,” by Dave Williams

July 2, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Candidates discuss Atlanta’s water needs,” by Dave Williams

July 1, 2010, Augusta Metro Spirit, “This Just In” column notes Paddle Georgia and candidate forum, by Eric Johnson

June 30, 2010, Columbia County News-Times editorial, “Candidates Dry Up at Water Forum”

June 26, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, Sylvia Cooper column includes several segments on GWC candidate forum 6/24,

June 24, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, “Governor hopefuls in Augusta for forum”

June 24, 2010, WGAU 1340-AM Athens, “Athens Group Hosts Candidates’ Debate in Augusta”

June 24, 2010, Columbia County News-Times, “Georgia candidates debate on water worries,” by Donnie Fetter – also ran under headline “Democrat candidates say no at forum to interbasin water transfers”

June 23, 2010, Columbia County News-Times, “Governor hopefuls to debate water law,” by Donnie Fetter

June 22, 2010, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer editorial, “Turning all taps toward Atlanta,” by Dusty Nix

June 22, 2010, The Brunswick News editorial, “Many questions arise about state water issue”

June 22, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, “No water transfers for Savannah River,” letter to the editor by Nathan Deal

June 22, 2010, “Peanut Politics” blog post,

June 21, 2010, Augusta Chronicle editorial, “Candidates' stance is all wet: Favoring interbasin transfers shouldn't get you elected governor”

June 21, 2010, Savannah Morning News, “That Giant Sucking Sound,” political cartoon by Mark Streeter

June 21, 2010, Morris News Service, “Handel Makes River Water an Issue,” by Walter Jones

June 21, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, “Governor hopefuls to attend forum Thursday”

June 16, 2010, Savannah Morning News, “Governor Hopefuls Don’t Rule Out Savannah Water Drain,” by Walter Jones

June 2, 2010, WDUN 550-AM Gainesville (GA), Sally Bethea interviewed about GA Water Stewardship Act

May 25, 2010, Augusta Chronicle editorial, “Water Pressure: State’s water crisis should loom large on gubernatorial candidates’ radar”

May 22, 2010, Georgia Times-Union, “New Georgia law bans riding ATVs in riverbeds,” by Walter Jones and Terry Dickson

May 20, 2010, Fulton County Daily Report op-ed, “Water reservoir bill presents bad policy for Georgia,” by Sally Bethea

May 19, 2010, Flagpole Magazine, Comment: “Water Woes Not Solved,” by Ben Emanuel

May 18, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, “Water becomes an issue in Georgia governor race,” by Rob Pavey

May 17, 2010, Fulton County Daily Report, “Activists Fight Reservoir Bill,” by Andy Peters

May 15, 2010, AJC op-ed, “Water efficiency delivers supply at lower cost,” by Jenny Hoffner

May 14, 2010, The Georgia Report, “Perdue plan will save water, but how much?” by Tom Crawford

May 6, 2010, WGAU 1340-AM, Sally Bethea interviewed on Newsmakers with Tim Bryant

May 4, 2010, Newnan Times-Herald, “South Fulton Reservoir Clears Hurdle?” by Sarah Fay Campbell

April 23, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Rural legislators push interbasin transfer rules,” by Dave Williams

April 19, 2010, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Dalton Utilities CEO defends hydraulic fracturing,” by Andy Johns

April 18, 2010, Georgia Times-Union, “State selling off part of loan portfolio,” by Walter Jones

April 6, 2010, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Water Hits Boiling Point,” by Andy Johns

March 26, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “State May Use Private Funds for Reservoirs,” by Dave Williams

March 25, 2010, AJC, “Senate plans for Lanier-less future,” by Dan Chapman

March 25, 2010, AJC op-ed, “Water transfers need supervision,” by Rev. Alan Jenkins and Kate McGregor Mosley

March 24, 2010, Augusta Chronicle, “Lawmaker tries to add rules to transfer water from river,” by Walter Jones

March 22, 2010, The Georgia Report, “We’ll be fighting water wars for a long time,” by Tom Crawford

March 20, 2010, LaGrange Daily News, “Time to Take Next Step to Secure Georgia’s Water Future,” op-ed by Sen. Jeff Chapman and Rep. DuBose Porter

March 19, 2010, Rome News-Tribune, editorial: “Water on the Brain”

March 16, 2010, Statesboro Herald, “Bill aims to protect our local rivers,” by Holli Deal Bragg

March 16, 2010, GPB radio story on River Basin Protection Act, by Jon Sepulvado, quoting Joe Cook (audio interview) on IBTs

March 15, 2010, Forsyth County News, “Bills target conservation,” by Jennifer Sami

March 10, 2010, Flagpole Magazine, “On the Water” in City Dope column by Dave Marr

March 10, 2010, Savannah Morning News, “Bill would make it tougher to move water,” by Mary Landers

March 10, 2010, Rome News-Tribune, “Sponsors line up for water bill,” by Diane Wagner

March 10, 2010, Albany Herald, “Legislation in Atlanta could help Flint River area,” by Pete Skiba

March 7, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald, “Lobbyist makes his pitch to state lawmakers: Will catching rain catch on with public?” by Walter Jones

Feb. 26, 2010, GPB News, “Water Conservation Groups Don’t Like Loan Sell-Off,” by Susanna Capelouto

Feb. 20, 2010, Calhoun Times, op-ed by Joe Cook, “Stop Water Grab”

Feb. 17, 2010, AP story in LA Times and elsewhere, “Nuclear loan guarantee for Southern Co. energy giant raises hackles of environmentalists,” by Shannon McCaffrey

Feb. 14, 2010, Macon Telegraph, “Plan allowing private companies to sell public water concerns many,” by Heather Duncan

Feb. 13, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald, “Perdue Water Plan Out in Front of A-C,” by Blake Aued

Feb. 9, 2010, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer editorial: “Plugging leaks good way to start managing our water”

Feb. 8, 2010, Brunswick News, “Perdue’s Water Bill Will Be Scrutinized,” by Hank Rowland

Feb. 7, 2010, Cartersville Daily News Tribune, “Opposition to Water Transfers Grows,” op-ed by Joe Cook

Feb. 5, 2010, SaportaReport/ Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Environmental Outlook in 2010 Session Partly Sunny,” by Maria Saporta

Feb. 4, 2010, Macon Telegraph, “Perdue proposes water-saving measures including low-flow toilets, faucets,” by Travis Fain,

Feb. 3, 2010, WABE-Atlanta, evening newscast by Denis O’Hayer, April Ingle quoted on governor’s water conservation bill

Feb. 3, 2010, Rome News-Tribune, “Bill aims to save water: House and Senate leaders expected to introduce Water Stewardship Act today,” by Diane Wagner

Jan. 29, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Legislator seeks partial statewide outdoor watering ban,” by Jeremy Redmon

Jan. 13, 2010, GPB radio, Jill Johnson quoted in news brief by John Sepulvado about potential for water efficiency mandate legislation in General Assembly session

Jan. 13, 2010, AP story in Macon Telegraph, “Georgia Water Bill Focuses on Leaky Pipes,” [SB 311],

Jan. 11, 2010, AJC op-ed, “Secrecy Poisons Water Debate,” by Gil Rogers,

Jan. 8, 2010, AJC, “Judge: States’ water rights negotiations to be kept secret,” by Jeremy Redmon

Jan. 8, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Transportation, water, budget top list of concerns,” by Dave Williams (quotes Jill Johnson)

Jan. 6, 2010, Flagpole Magazine, “State Water Progress” in City Dope column, by Dave Marr

Jan. 1-7, 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle (p. 18A), “Unfinished green agendas facing state, city,” by Dave Williams (featuring American Viewpoint poll results)

Jan. 1, 2010, Rome News-Tribune, “Stage now set for 2010 push: Lawmakers take stock of a contentious 2009 session,” by Diane Wagner



Dec. 20, 2009, Chattanooga Times-Free Press op-ed, “Cook: River Raid in the Works? –Georgia task force publicly softens threat of water supply grab, but continued vigilance is appropriate,” by Joe Cook

Dec. 16, 2009, Flagpole Magazine, “Water Matters” in City Dope editorial by Dave Marr [on GWC Dickinson media briefing]

Dec. 16, 2009, Flagpole Magazine, “Speaking of Water” in City Dope editorial by Dave Marr [on the Georgia Water Wire blog]

Dec. 15, 2009, LaGrange Daily News Online, op-ed, “Using Lake Lanier for water supply is best option,” by Sally Bethea

Dec. 13, 2009, Savannah Morning News op-ed, “Atlanta Must Conserve, Not Take,” by Ben Emanuel [reprint from Athens Banner-Herald, Dec. 10]

Dec. 13, 2009, Savannah Morning News, “Savannah Frets Over Atlanta’s Water Plans,” by Mary Landers

Dec. 12, 2009, Beyond the Trestle blog, “Let’s Talk About Water,” by Martin Matheny,

Dec. 11, 2009, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Water Supply Panel Eyeing Lake Burton,” by Dave Williams,

Dec. 11, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald, “State Taken to Task on Water Goals,” by Blake Aued,

Dec. 11, 2009, AJC op-ed, “Hey Atlanta, Hands Off Our Water,” by State Sen. Jim Butterworth,

Dec. 11, 2009, WABE radio 90.1 Atlanta, story by Denis O’Hayer

Dec. 11, 2009, Georgia News Network/ WGST 640 AM Atlanta, interview with April Ingle

Dec. 11, 2009, GPB radio, “Water Task Force Considers Options,” by John Sepulvado,

Dec. 11, 2009, The Water Main blog, GWC press release on Dickinson media briefing,

Dec. 11, 2009, Saporta Report, “Environmentalists Cautiously Optimistic on Water Plan,” by Maria Saporta

Dec. 10, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald, Op-ed, “Water efficiency is metro Atlanta’s best bet,” by Ben Emanuel

Dec. 9, 2009, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer editorial, “Water Warnings,” by Dusty Nix

Dec. 9, 2009, Macon Telegraph, Letter to the Editor, “Water Conservation” by Peg Jones

Dec. 8, 2009, AJC, Letter to the Editor, “Conservation, Efficiency Will Speed 3-State Deal” by April Ingle

Dec. 8, 2009, Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, Editorial: “No Dams,”

Dec. 7, 2009, Macon Telegraph, “Middle Georgia rivers may be new water source for Atlanta,” by Heather Duncan,

Dec. 5, 2009, Rome News-Tribune op-ed, “Task Force Should Study Conservation Measures,” by Joe Cook

Nov. 30, 2009, WABE Atlanta, “Water Conservation Advocates Skeptical of Water War Options Proposed by State Leaders,” Sally Bethea interviewed by Denis O'Hayer

Nov. 25, 2009, AP, “Ga. Task Force Concerned with Water Timetable” – ran in Augusta Chronicle, NY Times and other outlets under various headlines [;]

Nov. 22, 2009,, op-ed: “Judicial Ruling: Common Sense Solutions for Metro Water Crisis,” by Sally Bethea

Nov. 19, 2009, Newsmakers with Tim Bryant, 1340 AM WGAU Athens, interview with Ben Emanuel,

Nov. 17, 2009, AJC, “Poll: Conserve water, expand reservoirs,” by Dan Chapman

Nov. 15, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “Pass the Life Jackets…,” Sunday editorial

Nov. 6, 2009, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, “Dalton Test Could Help Solve Water War,” by Gary Tanner [about ASR]

Nov. 2, 2009, “Something Bad Is in the Air,” weekly column by Tom Crawford, Capitol Impact (on “foxes in the henhouse” at EPD and DNR)

Oct. 27, 2009, Savannah Morning News, “Atlanta Attorney Tapped to Lead EPD,” by Mary Landers,

Oct. 27, 2009, Fulton County Daily Report, “K&S lawyer tapped for Ga. environmental department,” by Andy Peters

Oct. 26, 2009, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Lanier and Allatoona boosters want lake levels permanently raised,” by Dan Chapman,

Oct. 23, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “Chamber members discuss education, transportation, water with gubernatorial candidate” [DuBose Porter], by Jeff Gable,

Oct. 11, 2009, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer editorial, “Was this ruling ambiguous,” by Dusty Nix,

Oct. 11, 2009, Gainesville Times house editorial: “No friends, only foes, in water wars,”

Oct. 10, 2009, Cherokee Tribune op-ed: “The Etowah River Grab Is On,” by Diane Minick,

Oct. 9, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “Northeast Georgia Reservoir would transfer water from Etowah River,” by Diane Wagner (about Shoal Creek project in Dawson Forest),

Oct. 8, 2009, AJC, “Water talks, water talks everywhere,” by Dan Chapman,

Oct. 7, 2009, AJC, “Hall County Oasis Could Disappear Under Lake,” by Dan Chapman,

Oct. 7, 2009, AJC op-ed: “Atlanta’s sewers need state and federal aid,” by Sally Bethea,

Oct. 6, 2009, AP story: “Judge again rules against Georgia in water fight” (ran in Macon Telegraph, Augusta Chronicle…)

Oct. 6, 2009, AJC, “Judge again rules against Georgia in water fight,” by Bill Rankin (different from AP story above),

Oct. 1, 2009, Cherokee Tribune, “Etowah Would Supply Proposed Reservoir,” by Ashley Fuller,

Oct. 1, 2009, Chattanooga Times-FreePress, “Lake Lanier Ruling Revives Water Concerns,” Andy Johns,, with comments on conservation by Joe Cook, CRBI

Oct. 1, 2009, Gainesville Times, “State Water Task Force Considered a Good Idea,” Ashley Fielding,, about Gov. Perdue’s new water supply contingency task force (“cast the net pretty wide”)

Sept. 29, 2009, The Birmingham News, “Alabama Worries Atlanta will Solve Water Crisis by Tapping Coosa River Too Deeply,” Mary Orndorff,

Sept. 12, 2009, AJC, “Atlantans Backslide Into Wasting Precious Water,” Dan Chapman,

Sept. 11, 2009, Fulton County Daily Report, “Doubts Raised on GA Plans for Reservoirs” by Andy Peters (about proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County)

Sept. 4, 2009, AJC op-ed: “Fractured state policies waste water,” by David Kyler,

Sept. 2, 2009, Savannah Morning News, Editorial: “State Leaders Must Get Serious About Water Conservation,”

Aug. 31, 2009, Anniston Star editorial: “Is Georgia Really an Ally?”

Aug. 30, 2009, AP story: “Georgia Considers Water Conservation Incentives,” by Jay Black

Aug. 27, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald editorial: “Governor deserves more kudos on water issue,”

Aug. 27, 2009, Macon Telegraph op-ed: “A common sense approach to water,” by state Sen. Jeff Chapman,

Aug. 26, 2009, AJC, “Environmental groups, Perdue talk about water,” by Dan Chapman & Kristi Swartz,

Aug. 26, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “Cook, Georgia Water Coalition Meets with Perdue,” by Jeff Gable,

Aug. 25, 2009, WABE Atlanta, “Perdue held water meeting with environmentalists,” by Charles Edwards,

Aug. 24, 2009, AJC Political Insider blog: “Sonny Perdue, Environmentalists and the Water War,” by Jim Galloway,

Aug. 9, 2009, AJC Letter to the Editor (lead Sunday LTE): Response to GWC op-ed “Take These Steps to Convserve Water,” Peter Morgan,

July 29, 2009, AJC op-ed: “Take These Steps to Convserve Water,” by April Ingle & Joe Cook,

June 19, 2009, WGST w/Randy Cook, “Sally Bethea, interview”

June 17, 2009, Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Time to plan for the next drought”, By Sally Bethea.

June 11, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald, Associated Press. “State ends its strict curb on water use”.  By Stephanie McCaffrey

June 10, 2009,  Augusta Chronicle “Water rules may ease as Georgia no longer dry” Associated Press

May 1, 2009, Fayette Front Page:  The Water Main, “The Georgia Water Coalition Applauds Governor, Legislators for protecting well water”.

March 25, 2009, Macon Telegraph, “Ad campaign targets water issues”. By Travis Fain.

March 19, 2009, Brunswick News, “’Fix a Leak Week’ Encourages Conservation”.  By Anna Ferguson

March 12, 2009, Daily Report, “Opponents wary of bill that could ease coal plant permits”. By Andy Peters

March 10, 2009, By Savannah Morning News, “Bill aims to ensure protection of marshes”.

March 6, 2009, Savannah Morning News, “Bills would prevent pumping water into coastal aquifers, allow private cleanups”.

February 26, 2009,, “Bill seeks to protect underground drinking water”. By Mary Landers.

February 23, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “A lost opportunity”- Editorial on water council appointments

February 17, 2009, Savannah Morning News, “Missing voices”- Editorial on water council appointments

February 16, 2009, Rome News-Tribune, “Environmental group reacts to water council”. By Diane Wagner.

February 16, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald, Editorial: Regional water councils will need close watching.

February 15, 2009,, “Naturalists: Regional water councils unbalanced”. By Mary Landers

February 15, 2009, Lagrange News, “Regional water panel names local members”. By Jennifer Shrader.

February 15, 2009, Chattanooga Times, “Water councils taking shape across Georgia” By Jake Armstrong.

February 13, 2009, Fayette Front Page, “Members of 174 partner-strong Georgia Water Coalition say that the Regional Water Council appointments announced Wednesday are unbalanced.”

February 11, 2009, Macon Telegraph, “Regional water councils appointed”.  By S. Heather Duncan

February 11, 2009, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Georgia creates 10 new water councils”. By Stacy Shelton

February 2, 2009, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Water shortage still a worry for Georgians”. By Stacy Shelton- covering the GWC state-wide survey results

January 6, 2009, WABE, Atlanta Public Radio, “Drought likely key concern in Upcoming General Session”, interview with Sally Bethea-

January 3, 2009, Macon Telegraph, “Save cypress to help protect coastal values”, by Gordon Rogers

January 2, 2009, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, “With lake tapped out, we can’t just go with the flow”, by Rob Hunter and Jeff Seabright



November 23, 2008, Lagrange News, “Change could solve water crisis”, by Jennifer Shrader

November 15, 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Lanier to retain more water” by Stacy Shelton

November 10, 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution  “Sewer overflow tunnel celebrated: City, river water will get better treatment”  by Stacy Shelton

November 10, 2008, Fox 5 Atlanta, “City Leaders Announce Milestone in Atlanta Sewer Project”. Reported by Denise Dillon

November 4, 2008 The Morris News Source “Public gets say on Growth” by Jake Armstrong

October 2008 The Associated Press “Rivers group: Conserve water, don't build new dams” By Jeffery Collins

October 30, 2008 The Gainesville Times “Public packs mountains center to learn about Lanier” by Debbie Gilbert

October 29, 2008 The Augusta Chronicle “Groups object to dredging river Actions to clear way for shipping barges may hurt habitat, fish” by Rob Pavey

October 27, 2008 The Savannah Morning News “Georgia Conservancy: Vote 'yes' on Amendment 1” by Jim Stokes and Patty McIntosh

October 26, 2008 The Gainesville Times “On the Issues; Protecting the Planet” by Debbie Gilbert

October 23, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Conservation cheaper than dams, water group argues" By Stacey Shelton

October 21, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Vote carefully on all, but Amendment 2 worst of the lot” by Jim Wooten

October 20, 2008 Savannah Morning News “Carter: 'Yes' on growth amendment”

October 17, 2008 11 Alive News “Obama Enters Fray in Water Wars” by Marc Pickard

October 16, 2008 Augusta Chronicle “Corps will Cut Flow to Save Water” by Rob Pavey

October 15, 2008 Creative Loafing “Amendment 3: Crunch Time for ‘Private Cities’” and “Amendment 1: Tax Break for Tree Farmers” by Thomas Wheatley

October 10, 2008 The Brunswick News “Amendments to Constitution on Nov. Ballot” by Jess Davis

October 10, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia to Army Corps; Slow Water from Lanier” by Stacey Shelton

October 7, 2008 The Times-Georgia “Proposed state constitutional amendment stirs controversy in Carroll County” by John Boan

October 7, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Amendment No. 3 is a bad move for state’s public policy” by Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Wendell Willard, Mark Hatfield

October 1, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Guide to Voting on State Ballot Questions” by Mike King

September 29, 2008 The Augusta Chronicle “Environmentalists Buck at “Private Cities” measure” by Brandon Larrabee

September 22, 2008 ll Alive News Atlanta “Millions In Grants For Water Programs Cut” by Marc Pickard

September 19, 2008 Georgia Front “Georgia Water Coalition Urges Governor Purde to Embrace Cost-Effective Water Solutions in Tight fiscal Times.”

August 27, 2008 Incisive Media (online article) “'Private city' plan may create new legal work; If development districts are OK'd, tax, finance, real estate, capital markets, zoning and environmental practices will benefit” by Andy Peters

August 20, 2008 The Flagpole “The River They Want” by Pam Avery

August 17, 2008 The Atlanta Journal Constitution “Water War: Court Rulings Crucial to State; U.S. Supreme Court and a federal judge look at the big question: Does Georgia have the right to tap Lake Lanier?” by Stacey Shelton

August 15 2008 The Atlanta Journal Constitution “Scientists Fish for Truth about Endangered Species” by Mark Davis

August 13, 2008, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Damming the Flint is so Old School; Smarter Water Management Strategies cost less, do more”   By Rebecca Wodder

August 8, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “River Advocate:  Ban Watering During Daylight”  By Stacy Shelton

June 19, 2008 Columbus Ledger “Three Southern Reservoirs Predicted to Fall” By Greg Bluestein

June 16, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Readers Write” By James Hiram Malone and J. Paul Blake

June 13, 2008 Columbus Ledger Enquirer “Meeting on IDDs Today” By Tim Chitwood

June 11, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Can’t Blame Corps for All Water Woes.  Metro Leaders Must Push Management, Conservation” By Sally Bethea

June 10, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Hard to Beat the Heat:  DROUGHT UPDATE:  Clayton, Cherokee Among Those to Ease Water Rules”  By Nancy Badertscher

June 9, 2008 Atlanta Magazine “The Blame Game.  We had lots of opportunity to avoid these dry times.  Who blew it?” By Bill Warhop

June 9, 2008 Atlanta Magazine “Face Off.  How good intentions and bad ideas collided at the state Capitol.” By Steve Fennessy

May 13, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Law Creates New Division to Build Reservoirs” By Stacy Shelton

May 9, 2008 Lagrange Daily News “Lowering Flow at Peachtree Draws Comments” By Jennifer Shrader

May 7, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Water Czar Lifts Some Restrictions, but Not City’s” By Jeffry Scott

May 7, 2008 Access North Georgia “Georgia Water Restrictions Relaxed” By The Associated Press

May 7, 2008 WSB TV “State Officials Relax Water Restrictions” May 7, 2008 Macon Telegraph “Georgia Environmental Officials Relax Water Restrictions” By Greg Bluestein

May 6, 2008 Lagrange Daily News “Florida:  ‘Flat’ Minimum Flow Hurts Bay” By Jennifer Shrader

May 5, 2008 WSB Radio “Some Restrictions Lifted but Drought Lingers”

May 4, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Will Water Park Spring Up in Buford Amid Drought? By Jeremy Redmon

May 2, 2008 Atlanta Business Chronicle “Georgia To Concentrate on Expanding Reservoirs” By Dave Williams

May 1, 2008 Lagrange Daily News “State:  Lower Water Flow From Atlanta” By Jennifer Shrader

April 28, 2008 USA Today “As Southeast Drought Eases, Water Bills Rise” By Larry Copeland

April 24, 2008 Rome News-Tribune “Politics is Toxic in Waters”

April 22, 2008 The Atlanta-Journal Constitution “Georgia Officials Take Wrong Tack on Water” By Joe Cook

April 22, 2008 The Atlanta-Journal Constitution “Earth Day makes Way Into the Mainstream” By Stacy Shelton

April 9, 2008 Marietta Daily Journal “Legislators Split on Water Bill” By Jon Gillooly

April 8, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Water, Water Everywhere as Legislature Starts and Ends” By Stacy Shelton

April 6, 2008 Rome News-Tribune “Legislature Fails to Limit Interbasin Water Transfers” By Diane Wagner

April 2, 2008 Lucid Idiocy “How Big a Priority is Water Conservation at the Capitol?” By Travis Fain

March 2008.  Sportman’s News.  “Riverkeepers:  Water Doin’s at the State Capitol” By Gordon Rogers

March 28, 2008 Daily Report – Atlanta “Senate OKs Bill for New Reservoirs.  Environmentalists Say Legislation to Fast-track Construction Neglects Management of Existing Water Resources”  By Andy Peters

March 28, 2008 Atlanta Business Chronicle “Does State Water Plan Hold Water? By Stephen E. O’Day

March 16, 2008 The Florida Times-Union “Legislators Spending Long Hours On the Job” By Brandon Larrabee

March 15, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Take Quiz on Plant Watering.  Certificate Recipients Can Do Some Sprinkling” By Stacy Shelton

March 13, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Building Walls for Water.  Reservoirs Debated As Response to Drought”  By Stacy Shelton

March 7, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Old-house Buyers:  Dekalb Won’t Turn on Water Til You Replace Toliet” By Ty Tagami

February 27, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Bill Would Speed Reservoirs.  New Division Would Use Consultants, Contractors” By Stacy Shelton

February 20, 2008 Clayton Tribune “Officials, Conservationists Stew Over Water Plan” By Jeremy Styron

February 18, 2008 Rome News Tribune “Georgia Water Plan Opponents – Including Rome Senator – Vow to Change, Strengthen It”

February 18, 2008 Chattanooga Times “Georgia Water Plan Opponents Vow to Change, Strengthen It”

February 15, 2008 The Times-Georgian “EPD Requests Lower Chattahoochee Flow” By Drew Pierson

February 14, 2008 Columbus Ledger “Environmentalists Claim Water Plan is Flawed” By Shannon McCaffery

February 14, 2008 Georgia Public Broadcasting Blog “Environmentalists Group Decries Statewide Water Plan”

February 14, 2008 Daily Report “Environmentalists Claims Water Plan is Flawed” By Shannon McCaffery

February 14, 2008 The Darien News “Most See New Water Policy as Failing South/Coastal Georgia” By Sandy Pharr

February 14, 2008 Lagrange Daily News “Groups:  Water Plan is Flawed”

February 13, 2008 – A story by the Associated Press on the Water Coalition Press Conference

February 13, 2008 Gainesville Times “Environmentalists Claim Water Plan is Flawed” By Shannon McCaffery

February 13, 2008 GWC News Conference Covered by the Following Organizations:  Fox 5 – one of the leading stories (Preston Smith, Jennette Gayer)

NBC 11 – 6:14 PM (Preston Smith)

ABC 2 – 6:34 (Preston Smith)

AP Story: NBC; Columbus Ledger Enquirer; Gainesville Times; Daily Report

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Ran in Rome News Tribune too

GPB Blog


February 9, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Watering Restrictions.  Fountains, Pools Not the Culprit” By Tim Hewett

February 9, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “’Average’ Statistics Are Misleading” By Sally Bethea

February 7, 2008 Rome News-Tribune “Reservoirs Plain Leaky”

February 6, 2008  Rome News-Tribune “Water Rules in North Georgia Eased.  Some Plant Watering is Now Allowed, and Swimming Pool Owners Can Fill Them”

February 6, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Perdue Relaxes Water Rules.  Swimming Pools, Yard Watering to be Allowed this Spring” By Stacy Shelton

February 6, 2008 Fulton County Daily Report “Court Nixes Deal for Atlanta’s Water.  Pact Setting Aside Water for Metro Area is Struck Down, Found to Harm Florida, Alabama” By Andy Peters

February 6, 2008 Creative Loafing “The State Banks on New Reservoirs.  Critics Decry the Lack of Conservation Measures in Georgia’s Fight Against the Drought” By Thomas Wheatley

January 28, 2008 SavannahNow “Water Plan’s Funding Questioned” By Mary Landers

January 27, 2008 The Florida Times-Union “Divided Interests on Water Policy” By Brandon Larrabee

January 22, 2008 Gainesville Times “Green Groups Say Georgia Water Plan is No Plan at All”

January 20, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia’s Water Crisis:  Outside Atlanta, Sympathy Dries Up” By Stacy Shelton

January 19, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia’s Water Crisis:  We Have a Plan:  Legislators Handily Approve System to Deal with this, and Future, Droughts” By Stacy Shelton

January 18, 2008 Morris News Service “Water Bills Boost Lawmakers’ Power.  Proposals Let Legislators Keep Eye on Agencies Enacting Water Policy” By Brandon Larrabee

January 17, 2008 The Albany Herald “Senate Committee Votes Unanimously on Water Plan”

January 17, 2008 White County News “Statewide Water Plan Goes To General Assembly”

January 16, 2008 SavannahNow  “No Rubber Stamp” By Savannah Morning News

January 16, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “State Needs Water Plan with Teeth” By Jerry L. McCollum

January 16, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Perdue Wants to Use $40M for Drought-Proofing Georgia” By Stacy Shelton

January 16, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “House Panel Reviewing State Water Plan” By Stacy Shelton

January 16, 2008 Creative Loafing “A Water Plan Trickles Through General Assembly, Critics Point Out Its Faults” By Thomas Wheatley

January 14, 2008 Fulton County Daily “Opponents Plan Water Management Plan.  Environmentalists say metro Atlanta retains too much power; supporters says district won’t steal water from rest of state” By Andy Peters

January 12, 2008 Augusta Chronicle “State Water Plan has Opposition” By Rob Pavey

January 11, 2008 The Rome News-Tribune “Locals Press Water Issues During Perdue Tour” By Diane Wagner

January 11, 2008 The Macon Telegraph “Georgia’s Water Plan Needs Intense Legislative Scrutiny”

January 11, 2008 Augusta Chronicle “Water Plan Doesn’t Protect Augusta Region, Riverkeeper Says” By Rob Pavey

January 10, 2008 Columbus Ledger “Water Plan Still Needs Scrutiny” By Dusty Nix

January 10, 2008 The Daily Tribune “State Lenders Visit Country to Talk About Legislative Session” By Rebecca Long

January 9, 2008 Gwinnett Daily Post “Water Plan Headed to Legislature After Last-minute Changes” By Dave Williams

January 9, 2008 The Albany Herald “Water Plan Headed to State Legislature” By Dave Williams

January 9, 2008 The Macon Telegraph “Georgia Water Plan Heads to Legislature” By S. Heather Duncan

January 9, 2008 The Florida Times-Union “New State Water Plan Quickly Criticized” By Brandon Larrabee

January 9, 2008 Lagrange Daily News “Nix Backs Water Plan Framework” By Jennifer Shrader

January 8, 2008 SavannahNow “Water Plan Tweaked” By Mary Landers

January 8, 2008 Morris News Service “Critics Slam New Water Proposal” By Brandon Larrabee

January 8, 2008 The Rome New-Tribune “New Water Districts Still Fall Short, Critics Say” By Brandon Larrabee

January 8, 2008 Columbus Ledger “Planners in Drought-stricken Georgia Approve First-ever Water Plan” By Greg Bluestein

January 8, 2008 SavannahNow “Water Plan Passes Council” By Amanda Granger

January 8, 2008 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia Water Council Sets Up Sharing Plan for Legislature” By Stacy Shelton

January 8, 2008 Creative Loafing “State Water Plan Approved, Moves on to General Assembly” By Thomas Wheatley

January 7, 2008 “How to Solve America’s Water Problem” By Edward McClelland

January 4, 2008 The Rome News-Tribune Coosa River’s Joe Cook does video on water crisis

January 4, 2008 Gainesville Times “A Look Ahead:  Critics Doubt Water Plan”

January 3, 2008 Athens Banner-Herald “Oconee to Buck State Water Plan” By Adam Thompson



December 28, 2007 SavannahNow “Savannah Lobbyists Help Clients, Level Legislative Playing Field” By Larry Peterson

December 22, 2007 The Albany Herald “Water Vote Postponed” By Dave Williams

December 21, 2007 The Florida Times-Union “Critics Blast Plan to Draw Water Districts” By Brandon Larrabee

December 20, 2007 USA Today “Thirsting for Answers in Dry Georgia” By Larry Copeland

December 18, 2007 The Albany Herald “ State Water Talks Continue.  Atlanta Leaders Say the Notion that They Are Out to Protect Their Water Interests at All Costs is a Misperception”

December 12, 2007 The Macon Telegraph “Many Show Frustration Over State Water Plan” By S. Heather Duncan

December 12, 2007 Georgia Trend “A Watershed Moment” By Jerry Grillo

December 12, 2007 Early County News “Commissioners Asked to Adopt Resolution”

December 11, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “DeKalb’s Water-saving Ordinance a Good Step” By Jim Strokes

December 10, 2007 Augusta Chronicle “Create Workable Plan on Water.  As Atlanta’s Throat Grows Drier, It Wants Augusta to Slake Its Thirst”

December 7, 2007 The Weekly “Georgia Water Council Hosting Statewide Public Meeting on Water Plan”

December 6, 2007 Savannah Morning News “Savannah Seen as Poster Child for Water Concerns” By Mary Landers

December 6, 2007 Local Savannah Television Stations, WSAV (local NBC affiliate) and WJCL (local Fox affiliate) – information was played on GWC stand on the statewide water plan – the 11:00 pm news and the early, early morning broadcast

December 6, 2007 Montgomery Advertiser “Groups Debate Merit of Reservoirs” By Greg Bluestein

December 5, 2007 Savannah Now “Barton:  Straight Flush on Water” By Tom Barton

December 5, 2007 WSAV “Public Meeting on Statewide Water Plan Today”

December 4, 2007 Local Savannah Meeting on Wednesday – Patty McIntosh – GA Conservancy Sound Bite on NPR (WABE)

December 4, 2007 Savannah Morning News “Get Quenched on Water Info” By Mary Landers

December 2, 2007 Augusta Chronicle “Group Fears Plant’s River Impact 2 New Vogtle Reactors Might Strain Savannah, NRC is Told” by Rob Pavey

December 1, 2007 First Coast News “Environmentalists Blame Water Mismanagement for Drought Woes” By Linda Mock

November 29, 2007 Morris News Service “Agency Reviews Rights to Land” By Brandon Larrabee

November 29, 2007 Savannah Now “Sen. Thomas:  Frugal Power Use Saves Water, Too” By Savannah Morning News

November 28, 2007 Athens Banner-Herald “Oconee’s Help Sought to Stop Water Transfers.  Group Appeals to Comission” By Adam Thompson

November 27, 2007 Tallahassee Democrat “Low Water Levels Demand Answers.  Battle Wages on Over Precious Lake Lanier” By Bruce Ritchie

November 26, 2007 Athens Banner-Herald “Reservoir Rising; No Ban Relief” By Lee Shearer

November 22, 2007 Bradenton Herald “Drought Leaves Part of Georgia Aquarium Dry”

November 21, 2007 Gainesville Times “Community gives ideas, places blame“ By Debbie Gilbert

November 18, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia’s Water Crisis:  The Power of Water.  Drought could put us in dark:  Electric utilities are the biggest users of Georgia’s freshwater, but their role has been largely ignored.” By Ken Foskett, Margaret Newkirk, Stacy Shelton.

November 18, 2007 Lagrange Daily News “Officials:  Lake Heading into Danger Zone” By Jennifer Shrader

November 16, 2007 Newsweek “Dry – And Getting Dryer” By Lynn Waddell and Arian Campo-Flores

November 14, 2007 Gwinnett Daily Post “Water Advocates Deride Murky Plan” By Josh Green

November 13, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Legislators to Vote On Water Use Plan in January” By George Chidi

November 12, 2007 ESPN/ “Bass Conservation” By Noreen Clough

November 9, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Follow Bigger Cities:  Waste Not, Want Not” By Rebecca Wodder

November 7, 2007 CNN News Sally Bethea conducted an interview with CNN on a report which focuses on growth issues in metro Atlanta and water use and should air on Friday morning (November 9).  Also, Sally will be taping a 30 minute segment with Denis O’Hayer along with someone from the Perdue administration to talk about the water plan.  Another short interview was conducted with CNN focusing on Atlanta’s growth, water use, and why state/local leaders did not plan better.

November 6, 2007 Reuters “Mussels Unfairly Blamed in Drought. Demand, Development and Land Decisions are Big Factors”

November 5, 2007 Montgomery Advertiser “Governors Reach Water Agreement” By Doug Abrahms

November 4, 2007 The Los Angeles Times “Atlanta Water Use is Called Shortsighted” By Jenny Jarvis

November 4, 2007 The Albany Herald “Water Woes a Multifacted Problem”

November 4, 2007 The Florida Times-Union “Riverkeepers Wary of Dropping Water Levels” By Mike Morrison

November 4, 2007 Island Packet “Two-state Agreement Better Than Water Wars”

November 2, 2007 Interview for a radio station in Tampa. By Elizabeth Nicholas

November 1, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Water Wars Land in Washington’s Lap” By Bob Kemper, James Salzer

November 1, 2007 Associated Press “Corps:  Release of Water Can Ease” By Ben Evans

November 1, 2007  Betsy Nicholas did an interview  with WGST and Sally is going to do an interview again with Tim Bryant tomorrow morning (Athens radio station).

November 1, 2007 11 Alive News at Noon

November 1, 2007 Fox 5 News at Ten

November 1, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Less Water to be Released From Lake Lanier Perdue ‘Grateful for the Relief’” By Staff and Wire Services

November 1, 2007 Peach Pundit “Legislator Blames Special Interests for Water Shortage” By Buzz Brockway

November 1, 2007 Atlanta Water Shortage “Georgia Water Coalition Report Released – And They’re Not Pleased” By Mickey

November 1, 2007 The Community Investment Network “Water Wars Land In Washington’s Lap” By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bob Kemper, James Salzer, Staff

October 31, 2007 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer “Conservation Groups Plan to Release Report Card”

October 31, 2007 GWC Press Conference at the State Capitol.  The purpose of this press conference is to issue a report card that clearly illustrates how mismanagement of our water resources – not endangered mussels – has led to the current water crisis.  At the news conference Sally Bethea reviewed the report card and the Metro District’s poor grades on water conservation, Beth Remmes, Mother and Concerned Citizen talked about the importance of enough clean water for our children and simple measures we can all take to use water more efficiently, Rep. Brian Thomas talked about the lack of, and need for, leadership to get serious about water conservation in Metro Atlanta, Fitz Randolph, Concerned Citizen, talked about the measures he’s taken at home to use water efficiently, and Joe Cook, Coosa Riverkeeper, talked about the need for metro Atlanta to get serious about water conservation and the impacts Metro District’s lack of action is having on downstream communities. The media included: NBC-WXIA 11, ABC-WSB 2, Fox 5, CBS-WAGA 46, Georgia Pubic Radio, the AJC, Capitol Impact, Insider Advantage, Associated Press, Fulton Co. Daily Report, and Dave Williams who’s published in the Gwinnett Daily Post, Albany Herald, and others. A great turn out from GWC partners and friends including Rep. Debbie Buckner and Carolyn Hugley. Also, a press rep. from the Governor’s office and Michael Paris from the Council for Quality Growth were in attendance.

October 31, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Drought Doesn’t Slow Pace of Building in Gwinnett” By Michael Pearson

October 31, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Environmentalists: Officials Skimped on Water Conservation Measures” By James Salzer

October 31, 2007 Fox 5 News at Ten

October 31, 2007 The Evening News With Brenda Wood

October 31, 2007 11 Alive News at Six

October 31, 2007 CBS 46 News at Six

October 31, 2007 Fox 5 News at Six

October 31, 2007 Fox 5 News at Five

October 31, 2007 11 Alive News at Noon

October 31, 2007 CBS-WGCL 46

October 31, 2007 CBS-WNEG 32

October 31, 2007 GA Public Radio

October 31, 2007 NBC-WXIA 11

October 31, 2007 ABC-WSB 2

October 31, 2007 Associated Press “Water Mismanagement Blamed for Drought” By Shannon McCaffery

October 31, 2007 Pensacola News Journal “Water Mismanagement Blamed for Drought” By Shannon McCaffrey

October 30, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Georgia’s Water Crisis:  With Governor Sonny Perdue Water Cuts Just Drop in the Bucket” By James Salzer

October 30, 2007  11 Alive News Blog “Water Wars, High Stakes Poker”  By Denis O’Hayer

October 30, 2007 Reuters “Blaming Mussels Won’t Solve Water Woes” By Michael Christie

October 30, 2007 Reuters “Southeast Drought Leads to Spat over Lake”

October 30, 2007 USA Today “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Washington Times “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Buffalo News “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Tennessean “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Evansville Courier Press “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Examiner “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Boston Globe “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Washington Post “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Lexington Herald-Leader “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 WTOP News “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 eWoss News “Aquarium Conserves Water During Drought” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 The Macon Telegraph “Politicians, Environmentalists at Odds Over Plan to Build Georgia Reservoirs” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Gwinnett Daily Post “Reservoir Plans Popular With Politicians, Worrisome to Greens” By Greg Bluestein

October 30, 2007 Star News Online “Georgia Considers New Reservoir” By Greg Bluestein

October 29, 2007 WKRN-TV “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 Daily Comet “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 Tri-City Herald “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 Polk County Today-WONN - WONN-AM “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics

October 29, 2007 Daily Sentinel “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 Townhall “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 Colorado Daily “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 29, 2007 The Macon Telegraph “Reservoir Plans Popular with Georgia Politicians, Worrisome to Greens” By Greg Bluestein

October 29, 2007 The Florida Times-Union “Reservoir Plans Popular With Politicians, Worrisome to Greens” By Greg Bluestein

October 28, 2007 The Macon Telegraph “Lack of Water Plan Sends State Politicians Scrambling” By Greg Bluestein

October 28, 2007 The Athens Banner-Herald “Plenty of Growth in Georgia, but No Drought Plan” By Greg Bluestein

October 28, 2007 Calibre MacroWorld “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics

October 28, 2007 Guardian “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 USA Today “Drought Gives Georgia Water Planning New Urgency”

October 28, 2007 San Francisco Chronicle “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 York Daily Record “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Lufkin Daily News “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Starkville Daily News “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Houston Chronicle “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Miami Herald “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Associated Press “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Seattle Times “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Las Vegas Sun “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Evergreen Investments “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Lexington Dispatch “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Amarillo Globe-News “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Times-Picayune “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 PR Inside “State Politicians Scramble to Write Their First Water Plan as Southeastern US Drought Worsens”

October 28, 2007 Sioux City Journal “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Times Leader “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Lancaster Online “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 New York Post “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Charleston Daily Mail “Georgia Politicians Scramble to Write Their First Water Plan as Drought Worsens”

October 28, 2007 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 WJSU-TV “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Brainerd Daily Dispatch “Lack of Drought Plan Riles Critics

October 28, 2007 Lubbock Avalanche-Journal “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Press of Atlantic City “Lack of Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Casper Star-Tribune “Lack of Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 International Herald Tribune “State Politicians Scramble to Write Their First Water Plan as Southeastern US Drought Worsens”

October 28, 2007 Anchorage Daily News “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 KSL-TV “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Boston Globe “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Beaufort Gazette “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Times and Democrat “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Auburn Citizen “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Houma Courier “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Santa Maria Times “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Hampton Roads Daily Press “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Fargo Forum “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Herald “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 WSET-TV “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Bellingham Herald “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 KCBS-AM “Georgia Politicians Scramble to Write Their First Water Plan as Drought Worsens”

October 28, 2007 Buffalo News “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Quad-City Times “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Modesto Bee “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Galveston County Daily News “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Austin American-Statesman “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Independent “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 WTOP-FM “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Oak Ridger “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Augusta Chronicle “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Centre Daily Times “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Post-Star “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Journal News “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Springfield News-Sun “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Guardian “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Denton Record-Chronicle “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Baytown Sun “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 News and Observer “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Sun Herald “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Daily Herald “Mine Debate Reaches Beyond Backwoods”

October 28, 2007 San Diego Union-Tribune “Georgia Struggles to Deal with Drought”

October 28, 2007 Ledger-Independent “The Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 Lincoln Journal Star “Lack of Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 28, 2007 NY Metro “Lack of Georgia Drought Plan Riles Critics”

October 26, 2007 The Albany Herald “State Looks at Reservoir Plan” By Dave Williams

October 26, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “No Drought of Words”

October 25, 2007 Marietta Daily Journal “Latest Water Restrictions Not Likely to Be the Last”

October 25, 2007 Jefferson County News and Farmer “Waste and inefficiency” By Chandra Brown

October 25, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Top Lawmakers Commit ‘Substantial’ Money to Build Reservoirs.  Slowdown of Development not Considered, Lieutenant Governor Says” By James Salzer

October 24, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “No Drought for Builders.  Water Often a Low Priority When Counties Weigh New Development” By Jeremy Redmon

October 23, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Water-saving Efforts Evaporated Too Soon” By Matt Kempner

October 22, 2007 Daily Report “Animal Law is Key to Water Fight” By Andy Peters

October 22, 2007 11 Alive News. Brief interview with Sally Bethea concerning drought, re growth, and water.  Also, brief interview with Athens radio station.

October 22, 2007 The New York Times “Atlanta Shudders at Prospect of Empty Faucets” By Shaila Dewan and Brenda Goodman

October 22, 2007 Athens-Banner Herald “Emergency Declaration the First Step in a Long Process” By Walter C. Jones

October 21, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “Special Report:  High and Dry, Enduring the Drought” By Diane Wagner

October 21, 2007 Douglas Enterprise “New Water Plan Discussed in Waycross” By Luke Roberts

October 19, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “Rome Stakes Water Claim” By Diane Wagner

October 19, 2007 USA Today “Southeast withers from 16 Months of Drought Woes” By Larry Copeland and Patrick O’Driscoll

October 19, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “The Profit-hungry in Georgia Soon Might Thirst” By Wayne Jenkins

October 18, 2007 Associated Press “Governor Threatens Water Flow Suit” By Greg Bluestein

October 18, 2007 Savannah Morning News “Atlanta Gets Little Sympathy” By Mary Landers

October 18, 2007 Columbus Ledger “State Water Hearing Provides Little Sympathy for Atlanta”

October 18, 2007 Fox 5 New and 11 Alive News “Coosa Basin Flexes It’s Mussel”

October 17, 2007 Savannah Morning News “Water Plan Raises Coastal Concerns”  By Mary Landers

October 17, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “Political ‘mussel’ Lining Up for Water Meeting” By Diane Wagner

October 17, 2007 The Atlanta Journal Constitution “Drought Bill Would Alter Endangered Species Act” By Bob Kemper

October 17, 2007 Creative Loafing “Growth, Growth Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink.  Business and Political Leaders Know Who to Blame for the Water Crisis – And It’s Not Us” By Thomas Wheatley and Ken Edelstein

October 17, 2007 LaGrange Daily News “Congressional Action Hailed as Important Step” By Jennifer Shrader

October 16, 2007 Augusta Chronicle “Georgians Debate Water Management” By Rob Pavey

October 16, 2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Water Shortage:  The Right Plan, Ample Funding.  Governor’s Full Support Required” By April Ingle

October 14, 2007 WSB-TV “Interview with Patty Durand for a Piece Concerning Georgia’s Drought”

October 13, 2007 “Waycross Journal-Herald “Water Must be Equitable” By April Ingle

October 13, 2007 "Athens News Matters" on WUGA, Athens, GA - 30 minute program on the drought, conservation, drought restrictions, and water plan

October 12, 2007 Ledger News “Allatoona Headed for Record Lows.  Officials Say Water Supply Could be in Jeopardy” By Carolyn Mathews

October 11, 2007 Rockdale Citizen “Experts Discuss Water-related Issues at Forum” By Jay Jones

October 11, 2007 CNN, Lou Dobbs  “Interview with Sally Bethea of Upper Chattahoochee RiverKeeper Concerning the Drought”

October 10, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “City, County Talk on Water.  Officials Discuss Possibility of County Getting Water from City” By Diane Wagner

October 10, 2007 Flagpole “Georgia’s Water Plan, Enough Clean Water?”  By April Ingle

October 10, 2007 Creative Loafing “Water Crisis Demands Curbs to Uncontrolled Growth” By Sally Bethea

October 9, 2007 Randy and Spiff in the Morning on WGST “Radio Interview with Shana Udvardy”

October 9, 2007 Wilson Smith “The Inside Story on the Water Plan and the History of the Water Wars” By Neil Herring

October 8, 2007 Dawson Times “Letter to the Editor:  Coosa River Basin Initiative Responds to Pearson” By Joe Cook

October 8, 2007 Rome News-Tribune “County to Address Water Plan” By Diane Wagner

October 4, 2007 Morris News Service “Officials Push Statewide Water-management Plan By Brandon Larrabee

October 4, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “Conservationist Use Drought as Leverage to Push Water Plan” By Brandon Larrabee

October 3, 2007 Rome News-Tribune “Georgia Water Coalition Members Urge State Leaders to Conserve Water” From CRBI and Georgia Water Coalition

October 3, 2007 Creative Loafing “Water, Water Everywhere – Not!  And yes, we’ll be damn lucky to have a drop to drink unless state leaders start acting like adults” By John F. Sugg

October 2, 2007 Green Media Toolshed “Meaningful Water Conservation in Metro Atlanta Needed Now” By Sally Bethea, Joe Cook, and April Ingle

October 2, 2007 The Bill and Joel Morning Show on WDUN NewsTalk 550 “Radio Interview with April Ingle”

September 30, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “What if Drought Worsens?” By Blake Aued

September 26, 2007 Rockdale Citizen “Letter to the Editor” By April Ingle

September 23, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “Lawn-and-garden Industry Lobbies Against Bans” By Walter C. Jones

September 21, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “State Water Plan Information Session a Regional Draw” By Diane Wagner

September 21, 2007 Savannah Morning News “Lawn and Garden Industry Launches Joint Lobbying Effort” By Arlinda Smith Broady

September 20, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “Water Plan Must Not Produce ‘Two Georgians’” By April Ingle

September 16, 2007 Gwinnett Daily Post “Future supplies are thorny task for water planners” By Dave Williams

Series of 30 minute interviews by Wilson Smith, with associated blogs, aired on WLYU, FM 100.9, Toombs County, Georgia, concerning the water plan and other water issues in Georgia

September 10, 2007 The Macon Telegraph “Georgia's water plan has broad implications” By S. Heather Duncan

August 28, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “Shipp: Global Warming 'Debunked,' and a Hot Time at Leebern's Birthday” – Neill Herring’s “Worse Than Sherman’s March to the Sea” essay referenced and commented on, By Bill Shipp

August 12, 2007 Tifton Gazette “Letter to the Editor: Speak up about water plan” By Glenn Dowling – Georgia Wildlife Federation.

July, NBC Channel 11 piece on the Chattahoochee, Metro Growth and State Water Plan: of the Hooch&category=&origin=S

July 18, 2007 The Atlanta Journal Constitution Opinion Editorial: “We Still Need Water Plan that Unifies State” By Sally Bethea

July 01, 2007 The Rome News-Tribune “Water plan focuses on conserving, Officials say quality as important as quantity” By Diane Wagner

June 29, 2007 The Albany Herald “Rural Areas Won’t Quench Atlanta’s Thirst, Suppliers Won’t Be Able to Grab Water from Rural Georgia and Send it to Metro Atlanta Under States Rules” By Dave Williams

June 28, 2007 The Rome News Tribune “Georgia Water Council Unveils First Draft of State Water Plan” By Errin Haines

June 25, 2007 The Florida Times Union “State Ready to Pour Water Plan” By Brandon Larrabee.

June 25, 2007, Augusta Chronicle “Plan for Water is Ready to Emerge: New Policy on Transfers, Quality Issues Expected” By Brandon Larrabee.

June 25, 2007 Athens Banner Herald “Statewide Water Plan Raises Hopes, Concerns” By Brandon Larrabee

June 24, 2007 Gwinnett Daily Post “Water Plan Release Renews Regional Rivalries” By Dave Williams.