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., November 26, 2012 7:50pm
Diana Wedincamp says she's stepping down from the organization she's helped to lead for the past ten years. She'll be starting an environmental consulting firm with her husband. Recently Wedincamp has led efforts following the state's largest fish kill, which fouled the river last year.
Wed., November 14, 2012 2:21pm
An environmental group is asking state officials to force a textile factory to stop discharges into the Ogeechee River. The nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeeper filed court papers Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, alleging that King America Finishing has operated a fire retardant line without a state permit.
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., 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., 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.
Tue., June 12, 2012 12:16pm
Southeast Georgia residents angry about last year's fish kill on the Ogeechee River are expected at a public hearing. State officials are proposing stricter limits and more monitoring for a Screven County textile factory being sued over the episode. The permit would allow the company to discharge chemicals such as and formaldehyde into the river.
Fri., May 25, 2012 2:54pm
12 more dead fish have turned up in the Ogeechee River in east Georgia.