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Hall reservoir faces new hurdle
Environmental group wants Corps to reopen commenting on Glades
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The Atlanta-based Southern Environmental Law Center is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reopen public comment on Hall County’s Glades Reservoir permit application. Gilbert B. Rogers, senior attorney, submitted the six-page written request Friday to the corps’ Savannah district and on behalf of American Rivers, Georgia River Network, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Flint Riverkeeper. The letter says scoping, the formal process used by the corps in seeking public comment and which usually includes hearings, should be reopened on two grounds: the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals in the tri-state water wars case and Hall’s adoption of a “new preferred alternative.”