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Ga. lawmakers review power plant changes

...would force Georgia to trim its carbon dioxide emissions roughly 44 percent from 2012 through 2030. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division is still trying to figure out how to meet those goals.An analysis by environmental groups Sierra...
1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

ATLANTA - An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents nearby apartments to stay inside.
Historic church's fate still uncertain as cleanup continues

...kind of rehabilitation work, according to John Fonk, the unit 2 coordinator of remedial sites for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.Fonk said EPD is expecting to receive a remediation plan at the end of August, but without knowing...
Preachers pray for Trinity CME Church's survival

...severe water damage and structural issues. Atlanta Gas Light is expected to submit a cleanup plan to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division in August to address lingering coal-tar contamination, but what that means for the church building...
Feds orders Georgia to fix dust plans at power plants

ATLANTA - Federal environmental officials are requiring that Georgia regulators better explain how a major utility will prevent dust from escaping coal-fired power plants.
New year, better water

The settlement of this fish kill case sends a clear, much-needed message that all sides in this incident are reaffirming a commitment to preserving a healthy environment.
Savannah River Site advisory board recommends environmental monitoring in Georgia

The SRS Citizen Advisory Board approved a recommendation Monday urging the U.S. Department of Energy to fund an environmental monitoring program in Georgia no later than 2016.
Georgia changes investment rules for water projects

...communities meet local water needs, not statewide or regional purposes.Judson Turner, the director of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, said new reservoirs and wells should be designed to meet as many needs as possible since building...
Permit violation yields $8,000 fine for Grovetown industry

...its state environmental permits.According to a July 30 public notice posted online this week by Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Iron Works was late in submitting a renewal application and failed to provide a required...
Local academy widens effort to land Ogeechee study funds

...000 in water quality monitoring projects that might otherwise go to Georgia Southern University.Georgia's Environmental Protection Division proposed a consent order last fall in which a Screven County industry, King America Finishing, would...