More than three years have passed since the environmental dispute between the Ogeechee Riverkeeper and King America Finishing developed. We have covered this river pollution matter various times in the past on this blog. As a reminder, in May 2011, about 38,000 fish were found dead in the river in Georgia, a significant loss that ultimately was connected to environmentally destructive discharge processes at the textile plant.
Despite vigilant environmentalists and environmental laws, wrongdoing still endangers the purity of waters in Georgia and beyond. In an effort to target the preventable water contamination in Georgia that is caused by lax rules or the lax following of environmental laws, local conservationists put together what's called the "Dirty Dozen" list every year.
Much of the United States and our everyday functions run on oil. Currently, that is just the fact of life. Oil is a commodity for which there is demand, but it doesn't get where it is wanted with a simple snap of the fingers. It is drilled and then transported. The oil industry and its moving parts can result in danger.