Mon., February 11, 2013 4:00am
An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Wed., January 16, 2013 5:00pm
A state administrative law judge has ruled in favor of environmental groups in a case challenging buffers for Georgia wetlands. State regulators say a law requiring a vegetative buffer doesn't apply to some Georgia waterways. But environmentalists say the exceptions are few
Mon., December 10, 2012 1:00pm
Environmental regulators in Georgia are holding another meeting this week on how to speed up the issuance of environmental permits. A law passed this year requires the Environmental Protection Division to create a process to expedite permits for entities willing to pay a special fee.
Mon., November 26, 2012 7:50pm
Diana Wedincamp says she's stepping down from the organization she's helped to lead for the past ten years. She'll be starting an environmental consulting firm with her husband. Recently Wedincamp has led efforts following the state's largest fish kill, which fouled the river last year.
Mon., November 19, 2012 1:30pm
A little-noticed Senate bill passed this year allows firms seeking permits from the Environmental Protection Division to pay a premium so they get results faster. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce pushed for the bill, saying that authority was helpful to attract new jobs and industries to Georgia.
Tue., October 16, 2012 4:40pm
State environmental officials are taking back a pollution discharge permit they gave the King America textile plant in Screven County. Thousands of fish died in the Ogeechee River downstream from the plant last year.
Mon., October 15, 2012 4:16pm
Residents along Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River are finding a powdery, white residue that's making them concerned about pollution again. The residue is on banks and trees and comes after two large fish kills in recent years.
Mon., October 1, 2012 5:04am
Starting Monday, the state no longer prohibits burning yard waste and debris in much of north Georgia. The annual ban is designed to improve air quality and protect health.
Wed., July 18, 2012 4:05pm
Millions of dollars are vanishing through Georgia's aging and poorly-maintained water infrastructure. Preliminary data from water audits of the state's largest water utilities show, the average utility is losing about $17 million a year because pipes are leaking water and meters aren't counting gallons correctly.
Fri., July 6, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia's top environmental regulator wants to know the "bare minimum" budget needs of the state's 11 regional water councils. Environmental Protection Division Director Jud Turner sent council members a letter last month asking them for their essential needs after their main mission was accomplished last year.