Wed., June 13, 2012 12:51am
Dozens of angry residents spoke against a new pollution permit for an East Georgia textile mill last night. About 200 people came to an emotional public hearing concerning the proposed permit for King America Finishing. The company is linked to last year's huge fish kill in the Ogeechee River.
Fri., June 8, 2012 10:00am
State regulators are proposing new rules for some types of landfills to try to limit their numbers. The rules would apply to unknown numbers of largely unregulated "inert-waste" landfills. However, some who own the dumps worry about the regulations’ unintended consequences.
Fri., May 25, 2012 2:54pm
12 more dead fish have turned up in the Ogeechee River in east Georgia.
Tue., April 17, 2012 6:23am
A Screven County textile mill has agreed to pay for third-party water-quality monitoring of the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia after a record-setting fish kill last year. King America Finishing and the state Environmental Protection Division agreed the company would spend $1 million on what are called “supplemental environmental projects.”
Mon., February 27, 2012 3:42pm
A proposal giving water polluters a chance to voluntarily clean up their act was pulled again from the Senate calendar for lack of support.
Mon., January 23, 2012 4:39pm
State lawmakers want more pollution testing and disclosure following a large fish kill in the Ogeechee River. In a letter, seven members of the General Assembly asked the state's Environmental Protection Division to improve its response to future emergencies.
Mon., December 19, 2011 4:37pm
The Southern Environmental Law Center and GreenLaw have filed a challenge to the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Sandersville. The state's Environmental Protection Division re-issued the permit for Plant Washington last month after issues identified by a judge were addressed.
Tue., October 25, 2011 2:10pm
A Screven County textile mill is defending a $1 million agreement with regulators over this year's massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River. The deal's critics are suing to stop the deal. They say, officials let the mill off light by not fining the company millions more in penalties. Company officials, however, say, there's no guarantee fines would have gone to protect the river.
Fri., October 21, 2011 4:15pm
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper is challenging Georgia's response to a massive fish kill in May traced to a Screven County textile mill. Environmental Protection Division officials and King America Finishing Company negotiated an agreement last month that lets the company avoid fines. Instead, it will spend $1 million on unspecific river improvement projects.
Tue., October 18, 2011 4:22pm
Scores of fish are dead after an east Georgia waterway turned an unusual color over the weekend. Burke County's Brier Creek is naturally dark brown because of decaying organic matter. But it turned completely clear Saturday. Now Savannah Riverkeeper Tonia Bonitatibus says, state environmental officials are investigating another large fish kill.