CRBI URGING MEMBERS OF STATE HO– USE TO VOTE ‘NO’ TO FLINT RIVER DROUGHT PROTECTION ACT
The Coosa River Basin Initiative is urging members of the State House of Representatives to vote ‘no’ on SB 213, the Flint River Drought Protection Act. The House is slated to vote on the matter today. The bill is intended to address low flow conditions in the Flint River.
Joe Cook, CRBI’s former Executive Director who now serves as it’s Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, contends that the bill takes away property rights, stating that it shifts more power to Atlanta bureaucrats and allows them to have more control over water flowing through rivers and streams.
The Flint River Drought Protection is one of many matters of concern that Cook and his colleagues have been addressing with local legislators. Cook anticipates that his group will be spending plenty of time at the State Capitol between now and when the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly concludes in the very near future.
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