Wed., March 27, 2013 7:22am
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has released a new draft wastewater discharge permit for an east Georgia textile mill. Now that a new analysis is complete, the EPD is seeking public comment on the updated permit.
Sun., March 24, 2013 10:02am
A plan to send extra water down creeks and streams in southwest Georgia is creating conflict in the General Assembly.
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.
Fri., August 10, 2012 5:44pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued a wastewater discharge permit to King America Finishing plant in Screven County in the eastern part of the state.
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.
Tue., April 24, 2012 10:16am
A statewide burn ban will soon take effect in an effort aimed at improving Georgia's air quality.
Fri., March 30, 2012 10:34am
Hundreds of trees have been planted in an attempt to soak up the pollution from a contaminated industrial site in Macon. Experts say 376 trees were planted recently at the site, next to a city park. They say their roots will act as straws to drink up contaminated groundwater.
Fri., March 2, 2012 2:28pm
The state will not declare a drought for the Flint River Basin. Officials say the protections under the Flint River Drought Protection Act are ineffective and unfunded. Environmentalists are worried.
Fri., November 18, 2011 9:15am
State officials have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the amount of water it releases from Lake Lanier, which provides much of the water used in metro Atlanta. They want lower release levels through March 2012.
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.