Tag Archives: Ogeechee River

Federal judge says Ogeechee pollution lawsuit can proceed

A lawsuit alleging the illegal pollution of the Ogeechee River will be allowed to proceed, a federal judge rules . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , illegal pollution , King America , Lisa Godbey Wood , Ogeechee River , Ogeechee Riverkeeper , U.S. District Court

Enough is Enough

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) lambastes the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for its handling of the King America wastewater permit in southeast Georgia . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Buddy Carter , EPD , King America , Ogeechee River , wastewater permit

Political Notes — Barrow’s in the zone

Rep. John Barrow may have dropped out of the Senate race, but he’s still a major target of Beltway Republicans in 2014 . . .

Tags: Alan Kent , ARC , EPD , GHA , Jack Kingston , John Barrow , Julie Ralston , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , NRCC , Ogeechee River , Senate race , Stacy Bloodsworth , Wilcox County

Political Notes – DPH says no outbreak of fungal meningitis here

No outbreaks of fungal meningitis in Georgia have been linked to contaminated products from a compounding company, public health officials say . . .

Tags: Ben Watson , breast cancer grants , Brenda Fitzgerald , Buddy Carter , DCH , department of public health , EPD , fungal meningitis , John Bulloch , King America , Morehouse , Ogeechee River , Patrick O'Neal , Ralph Hudgens , student enrollment

Political Notes – Ralston gives in on lobbyist cap

House Speaker David Ralston says he may support a prohibition on any spending by lobbyists on legislators . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Dianna Wedincamp , discharge permit , EPD , Johnny Isakson , Josh McKoon , King America , lobbyist spending limitation , Ogeechee River , Paul Ryan , Tom Graves

Judge overturns EPD order on Ogeechee River discharges

A Bulloch County judge rules that EPD’s consent order in a water pollution case is invalid because it was executed without a public hearing . . .

Tags: EPD , fish kill , John Turner , King America , Lois Oakley , Ogeechee River , Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Political Notes – More water warnings along the Ogeechee

Warnings are posted again about swimming or fishing in the Ogeechee River, site of a massive fish kill last year . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , EPD , fish kill , Kasim Reed , King America Finishing , Ogeechee River , transportation bill

Political Notes – Former ethics employees sue state

Two women who lost their jobs with the state ethics commission last year have filed lawsuits against the state in Fulton Superior Court . . .

Tags: ethics reform , Fulton County Superior Court , King America , lawsuits , Mark Hamilton , Nathan Deal , Ogeechee River , ousted employees , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission , Technical College System , water pollution

Exact cause of latest fish kills can’t be pinpointed

EPD officials say they can’t determine the exact cause of recent fish kills in the Ogeechee River, but added there are no water toxicity issues around the King America textile plant . . .

Tags: EPD , fish kills , King America Finishing , Ogeechee River

EPD checks latest fish kill reports on Ogeechee River

The state’s environmental agency looks into reports of more dead fish along the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia . . .

Tags: EPD , fish kill , King American , Ogeechee River , Ogeechee Riverkeeper