Freeze on Tuesday night in Augusta; spring on hold

...it could be the last freeze of the season for Richmond County residents. A graphic provided by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division lists Richmond County's average last freeze date at March 26, and Columbia County's is slightly...

Ga. asks Supreme Court to reject Fla. water suit

...protect our interest," which would come from the Army Corps, said Judson Turner, director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. "Just asking for a consumption cap on Georgia at 1992 levels doesn't necessarily deliver you one...

Permit violation yields $8,000 fine for Grovetown industry

A Columbia County industry will pay the Georgia Environmental Protection Division $8,000 to settle violations associated with the renewal of an air quality permit.

EPD prepares to fine GIW Industries again

ATLANTA - For the second time in eight months, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is preparing to fine GIW Industries of Grovetown for not submitting paperwork required by its air-emissions permit.Wednesday...

Academy helps promote smart use of water

...make their citizens and businesses educated consumers. IN GEORGIA, four organizations have joined Georgia Environmental Protection Division to form Conserve Water Georgia (http://www.conservewatergeorgia.net) to advance the conservation...

Rants & Raves

...with weeds and brush, varmints of every kind. Where are zoning enforcement, fire inspectors and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division? Oh, that's right; it's time to reopen the haunted house for Halloween.I LOOKED THROUGH all...

Sick of spewing sewage, Ga. neighbors file lawsuit

...water flow in, flooding the system and forcing raw waste backward into people's yards and homes.The Georgia Environmental Protection Division responded to a Rochelle resident's complaint of waste spewing across portions of a 10-block area...

Georgia Environmental Protection Division offers expedited air permits

Georgia industries seeking state air quality permits could pay a fee for expedited review, under a new program announced Monday.

Augusta to pay fines for underground tank violations

...fines of $8,850 and correct environmental violations involving three underground fuel storage tanks.Georgia Environmental Protection Division inspectors found deficiencies at tanks at the Augusta Riverfront Marina, the city landfill on Deans...

State blames Ogeechee fish kill on drought

...38,000 fish died in the river in May 2011, marking the largest fish kill in state history."The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has concluded that drought-related conditions are the likely cause of a fish kill in east Georgia's...