NPS rethinks boat ban plan

ATLANTA – The National Park Service is shying away from its proposal to ban motorboats on nearly half of the Chattahoochee River between Atlanta and Lake Lanier, according to a story published today on the Access North Georgia Web site.

The service backed off the plan after getting more than 100 negative comments from anglers, boaters, state agencies and Georgia’s two U.S. senators. The Park Service will redo the proposal and give more time for additional comment, according to the story.

Georgia Natural Resources Commissioner Lonice Barrett was quoted in the article, calling the decision to rework the proposal a “very smart and appropriate move.”

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