Fri., March 2, 2012 7:30am
Environmental regulators are pushing for a more effective cleanup at a former chemical plant in Brunswick. So the site’s owner is bringing in new experts to devise a strategy for eliminating the mercury, lead and other contaminants.
Wed., February 15, 2012 5:00pm
Swimmers at Georgia's beaches are unlikely to notice any changes with proposed federal water quality standards. State officials would continue monitoring beaches like Tybee, St. Simons and Jekyll Islands for gastrointestinal illness. But triggers for closing beaches or issuing swim warnings would stay the same.
Thu., January 12, 2012 1:17pm
The largest greenhouse gas polluter is the Scherer power plant in Juliette, Ga., which is owned by Southern Company. That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.
Fri., October 7, 2011 2:32pm
The state is trying to block several impending federal regulations on air pollution. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says this week’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the cross state air pollution rule is one of several challenges already in the works.
Tue., June 7, 2011 4:26pm
Federal environmental officials are planning to issue a tougher new smog limit this summer. The long-delayed rule could put several Georgia cities out of clean air compliance.
Wed., March 16, 2011 6:00pm
The U-S Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday proposed the first national limits on mercury pollution from power plants, the largest source of the emissions. EPA projected the proposed rules would stop about 91 percent of mercury emitted by burning coal and oil in power plants. They would impact 10 facilities in Georgia.
Mon., December 27, 2010 4:13pm
A recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says pollution in industry heavy Richmond County is on the decline. The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory tracks chemicals released to land, air and water by industries across the country.
Mon., December 20, 2010 9:18am
The Olin chemical company announced last week it will phase out the use of mercury at its Augusta plant. This is troubling to environmentalists who worry about what will happen to the unused mercury once the switch is made.
Fri., September 10, 2010 1:27pm
EPA Administrator in Americus for "Environmental Justice Tour." Lisa Jackson partnering with Congressional Black Caucus for the event. Officials say poor, rural, and minority communities being disproportionately targeted.
Fri., September 3, 2010 2:31pm
A proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could help cut air pollution in Georgia by limiting emissions from coal plants outside of the state.