March 14, 2023

Georgia Today: More Trouble for Athens DA; Biden Slips up about Carter Funeral Plan; Carter's Legacy

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

With former President Jimmy Carter in hospice care, Georgia Public Broadcasting told the story of how Carter protected the Flint River in Georgia.

While Carter admired the beauty of the river after canoeing it twice, he ultimately vetoed a dam project for the river after personally concluding that the US Army Corps of Engineers was overestimating the promised economics benefits, said Martin Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and a professor of river science and policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. Doyle went on to describe how the episode changed the way federal dam projects are funded, with local sponsorships becoming mandatory.