Wed., August 17, 2011 4:30pm
A proposed coal plant in middle Georgia has tightened its air permits per a court order. But environmental groups say the plant still won’t comply with a proposed federal rule scheduled to come out this fall.
Tue., August 16, 2011 11:13am
More than half the water in Georgia is used to make electricity. From nuclear to hydro-power, just about every river in the state has some kind of power plant on its banks. But as Georgia’s population and energy needs grow, there are concerns about the health of rivers, especially in times of drought.
Mon., August 8, 2011 12:48pm
Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle multiple charges that the company violated Georgia's clean water standards. The state Environmental Protection Division says, the company sent sugary wastewater down drains leading to the river. The violations could have occurred as a result of idled or new equipment since the 2008 explosion that killed 14 people.
Mon., June 20, 2011 3:52pm
State officials plan to shut off an air quality monitor in Brunswick, despite high levels of air pollution there. The automated monitor tracks sulfur dioxide and shows Brunswick's air has Georgia's highest level of the irritating chemical compound. An environmental group says, shutting off the monitor will hurt efforts to clean the air.
Tue., June 7, 2011 1:28pm
Federal environmental officials say, it might be impossible to know just what led to thousands of fish dying in Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River. The US Environmental Protection Agency released a memo this week saying, a common bacteria caused the kill. But biologists already knew that and river-watchers really want to know what made the fish suceptible to the bacteria.
Fri., May 6, 2011 2:27pm
A new study says the Savannah River can provide drinking water for decades. The findings will be used to help draft Georgia’s Water Management Plan.
Mon., February 21, 2011 5:51pm
Georgia environmental regulators are making their approval of the Savannah harbor deepening project contingent on 15 conditions. The massive port expansion has angered environmental groups who worry about the project's long-term effects on the coastal estuary. The conditions were aimed at addressing the concerns.
Wed., January 26, 2011 6:23pm
The state has adopted rules governing the transfer of water from one river to the next which many say are too weak. The near unanimous vote came after the Environmental Protection Division got more than 900 comments opposing the rules.
Fri., January 14, 2011 4:42pm
In Athens state environmental officials are investigating a chemical spill at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium that turned a nearby creek blue. UGA could be facing fines from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
Thu., January 6, 2011 4:24pm
Hundreds of people have written letters against new water transfer rules the state has put out for public comment. Opponents say the wording is too weak.