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The Georgia Water Coalition released their annual  “Dirty Dozen” report aimed at the dirty politics threatening Georgia’s waters.

One of the dirty dozen this year claiming that Georgia’s politicians diverted funds from clean community programs. The report list 12 places around the state where dirty politics threatens Georgia’s waterways.

The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) said the Department of Natural Resources Board relaxed laws protecting Georgia’s drinking water supply.

The organization also said the health of Georgia’s rivers is defined by the overall health of smaller waters and wetlands that feed those larger river systems.

Groups across the nation are asking citizens to contact their members of Congress and influence them to take action against  the Trump administration’s proposal to dilute the impacts of the Clean Water Act.

The GWC publishes this report as a call to action for our state’s leaders and its citizens. GWC is a consortium of more than 250 conservation and environmental  organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect  Georgia’s water since 2002

“From state leaders deceiving citizens and shortchanging environmental programs in the state  budget to powerful corporations using their influence to change state policy at the expense of ordinary citizens,  this report is as much about dirty politics as it is dirty water,” said Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director  and Riverkeeper with the Coosa River Basin Initiative in Rome.

To read the full report from the Georgia Water Coalition, click here.

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Jeremy Spencer
Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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