Richmond County chemical releases rose slightly in 2013

...increased slightly from 2012 to 2013, reversing three consecutive years of decreases, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The statistics from the annual Toxics Release Inventory said the county's releases increased to 12...

County sick from sludge?

...combination of up to 100,000 chemicals in use today.The Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have never, to my knowledge, studied human health impacts from exposure to the sewage sludge via air...

Mercedes-Benz, Nissan debuting 2015 models

...Mercedes enters the small market for fully electric cars in the U.S. with the B-Class hatchback. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that its 177-horsepower motor can go 85 miles on a charge, but Mercedes claims that's closer...

Investment in solar panels can pay off with gas-free driving

DETROIT - Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan becomes Georgia issue

ATLANTA - Georgia's utility regulators filed a formal objection to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, and legislators are expected to propose other roadblocks making the federal rule a state issue...

Developer in rural Georgia tries building coal-fired power plant

...Ebersbach, an attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has challenged the plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may clarify what will happen when it publishes a final rule next year."I think it probably is going...

New gas line proposed for Alabama, Georgia, Florida

...Florida would be less likely to run short of gas if a hurricane damaged Gulf production facilities.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended FERC ask for more proof to verify the existing pipelines were at their limits, according...

Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

ATLANTA -- Expert opinion is divided about the possible impact on the state's economy from proposed federal environmental rules.

Pass regs to protect water

...feed into the Savannah River and into the drinking water for 4.9 million Georgians.Thankfully, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to protect the Savannah River. This spring, the EPA proposed a rule to close the loopholes...

Corps of Engineers' settlement won't change Thurmond Dam operations

Thurmond Dam won't be required to report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the amount of pollutants it's sending into the Savannah River, as a recent legal settlement ordered the Army Corps of Engineers...