ATLANTA — The Georgia Water Coalition has issued a scathing report, highly critical of Gov. Nathan Deal, Hall County Commissioners, the proposed Glades Reservoir and the water quality in Flat and Allen creeks.
In what it calls its “Dirty Dozen Report,” the coalition blasted commissioners for their Glades Reservoir initiative. The report calls the reservoir a “boondoggle” and says it threatens Lake Lanier, the Chattahoochee River and downstream communities.
Deal drew fire for indicating that he may be willing to use state funds to support the reservoir and also for his connection to the recent rezoning by commissioners that allows expansion of a landfill located near Allen Creek on Hwy. 129..
“Promoted by politically-powerful individuals with ties to Gov. Nathan Deal, expansion of the Gainesville Waste and Recycling landfill poses a serious threat to Allen Creek and the Oconee River and to the health of families in Newtown,” the report states.
The coalition is a consortium of 175 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses and faith-based organizations.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013