The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants a federal judge to toss a lawsuit that says a $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel needs a South Carolina pollution permit. The Georgia ports want the channel deepened to handle larger ships that will call when the Panama Canal is deepened. Conservation groups on both sides of the river have sued.
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.
State lawmakers want more pollution testing and disclosure following a large fish kill in the Ogeechee River. In a letter, seven members of the General Assembly asked the state's Environmental Protection Division to improve its response to future emergencies.
The Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia is still recovering from the biggest fish kill in Georgia history. This week the state released thousands of fish to help restore the river. When the kill happened in May, the state Environmental Protection Division launched an investigation. It found a textile company had been illegally polluting the river for five years.
People living along the Ogeechee River in South Georgia are demanding third party oversight of the waterway. They don’t trust the Environmental Protection Division to oversee a company that was illegally polluting the river for years. After a massive fish kill in May, the EPD found King America Finishing Company had been dumping flame retardant into the river illegally for five years.
Georgia utility regulator will tell Congress that more time and study is needed before coal-fired power plants should be forced to meet stricter environmental rules. Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee examining the effects of new rules that could affect the U.S. power industry.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is reconsidering air pollution permits for a proposed coal fired power plant in Southwest Georgia. The EPD held a public hearing in Atlanta this week nearly 200 miles from Early County.
State environmental officials don't want people to fish in the Ogeechee River until they can find out what killed thousands of fish. A massive fish kill late last week stunk up the meandering Southeast Georgia waterway. The state Environmental Protection Division blamed a bacteria not known to harm humans.
A judge has rejected two water permits issued by Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division for a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker says one permit didn’t follow correct guidelines for interbasin transfers--the act of moving water from one river basin to another.