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Fighting to Save the Ogeechee River
Comments Oppose King America Finishing's Air Pollution Permit
For Immediate Release:  August 28, 2012

For More Information Contact:
Ashten Bailey, GreenLaw, 404-659-3122
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, GreenLaw, 404-659-3122
Dianna Wedincamp, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, 866-942-6222x3

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Opposes King America Finishing Air Pollution Permit

Atlanta, GA - GreenLaw, on behalf of Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Inc., submitted comments on King America Finishing, Inc.'s (King America) Draft Title V Permit.  The Title V permit is supposed to limit air pollution from King America's Dover facility, which sits near the Ogeechee River, the site of a massive fish kill in May 2011.   

“The current Draft Permit lacks stringent requirements to ensure that King America is not emitting large quantities of hazardous air pollutants, singled out by Clean Air Act because they cause cancer or other serious health effects,” said Ashten Bailey, GreenLaw staff attorney. “GreenLaw is submitting these comments to further its work in ensuring that all Georgians are able to breathe clean air.”

“Ogeechee Riverkeeper and GreenLaw are currently fighting pollution from King America Finishing on multiple fronts,” said Dianna Wedincamp, Ogeechee Riverkeeper.  “We will not rest until we are able enjoy the river without worrying about our health.”

View the comments here.

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Ogeechee Riverkeeper is dedicated to protecting, preserving and improving the water quality  of the Ogeechee River Basin. To accomplish this goal, Ogeechee Riverkeeper strives to amplify the voices of concerned citizens and strengthen their efforts to protect their rivers and their communities.


GreenLaw is dedicated to preventing air and water pollution that endangers human health and degrades Georgia’s natural resources. GreenLaw achieves  these goals by providing free high quality legal and technical assistance to environmental organizations and community groups throughout Georgia.


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