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.
Thu., February 28, 2013 12:02pm
A judge has given the Ogeechee Riverkeeper additional time to explain why the Georgia Environmental Protection Division should stop pollutants from being discharged into the river.
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.
Mon., November 5, 2012 11:25am
California environmental activist Erin Brockovich says she's starting an investigation into the health of the Ogeechee River. An estimated 38,000 fish died in the Southeast Georgia river last year. Area residents blame a Screven County textile plant and lax environmental regulators.
Fri., September 7, 2012 10:30am
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River. Isakson’s interest came in the wake of the largest fish kill in state history in the river last year.
Mon., August 27, 2012 9:02am
Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land, saying it has lost value because of chemical discharges upstream.
Wed., July 25, 2012 11:27am
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper's case seeks to have a court fine King America for its pollution of the river and to issue an order stopping the illegal discharge. The new lawsuit was filed coincidentally on the same day, Monday, that the Riverkeeper won a ruling in a separately moving legal fight involving the fish kill.
Tue., July 24, 2012 11:48am
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.
Tue., July 24, 2012 7:31am
A Bulloch County judge has ruled the state Environmental Protection Division’s consent order with a Screven County textile mill is invalid because state officials did not have a public hearing.
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.