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Milestones we’ve shared on the path to a greener future.

Cleaner air to breathe and cleaner water to drink. Cleaner energy to power our lives and a more livable climate for our children and their children. A greater abundance of open spaces and wildlife. These are among the milestones that our staff, members and supporters have achieved on the path to a greener, healthier future.

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Georgia Designates First ‘Outstanding’ River

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Georgia Designates First ‘Outstanding’ River

Atlanta, GA—Georgia’s Board of Natural Resources passed a rule change Wed. morning that designates the headwaters of the Conasauga River as Georgia’s first ‘Outstanding National Resource Water’ (ONRW). The designation is the highest level of protection, identified in the Clean Water Act. Georgia is the only state in the Southeast, except for Mississippi, that had not designated an ONRW. Environment Georgia first petitioned the state for an ONRW in 2007.

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Georgia One Step Closer to First ‘Outstanding’ River

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Georgia One Step Closer to First ‘Outstanding’ River

The Conasauga River would be the first river in the state to receive the status of ‘Outstanding National Resource Water’ (ONRW), the highest level of protection identified in the Clean Water Act, if the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) finalizes a proposal that was unveiled today at Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Board Meeting. The designation would be made official as part of Georgia’s triennial review of water quality standard and is the culmination of an eight year campaign that was launched when Environment Georgia first petitioned the state for an ONRW in 2007.

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