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.
US Senator Johnny Isakson is cutting short a study to decide if the federal government should crack down on pollution in the Ogeechee River. Roughly 38,000 fish died last year in a fish kill linked to a Screven County textile mill.
A judge in southeast Georgia has revived an environmental group's legal challenge to a deal between the state Environmental Protection Division and a textile plant after thousands of fish turned up dead in the Ogeechee River last year. The judge ruled that the state agency failed to hold a required public hearing before agreeing to a deal with King America Finishing.