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Georgia county fined for water pollution

Both the federal government and the state of Georgia have taken steps to protect the environment through the passage of several laws. One of those laws has to do with maintaining the cleanliness of the public waters. When a city, county or municipality violates those acts, it could face sanctions for water pollution.

Toxins in Conasauga River spark lawsuits

Perhaps you are one of the many business owners who have taken advantage of the incentives to locate your project along the waterways of Georgia. The benefits of having water available may go beyond creating a breathtaking view. A ready source of water may be essential to manufacturing your product.

Land use issues and the concept of eminent domain

The landscape of Georgia's cities, towns and municipalities always seems to be changing. As the years go by, parcels of land are rezoned and redeveloped. This could mean that the state may attempt to enforce the right of eminent domain. This may be one of the most disturbing and upsetting land use issues for homeowners.

Keeping Georgia's coastal marshlands intact: The CMPA

Few people who live or visit here would deny that Georgia enjoys beautiful landscapes throughout the state. When it comes to protecting that beauty, local governments, real estate developers and others must adhere to federal and state regulations when it comes to the development and use of certain lands.

A brief look at the Safe Drinking Water Act, its enforcement, P.2

Previously, we began looking at enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act. As we noted, enforcement of the law occurs at several levels, including the EPA, state government, tribal governments and, in some cases, individual citizens.

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