The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed comments demonstrating that Santee Cooper's closure plan for its coal ash at its Grainger facility in Conway, S.C., is unlawful, is based on a mistaken geologic assumption, leaves arsenic and coal ash in Conway, and is destined to fail.
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Today, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding the first of three informal hearings on Alabama Power Co.’s rate of return on equity, a measure of the utility’s guaranteed profit.
Southern Environmental Law Center Founder/Executive Director Receives Highest Award from Garden Club of AmericaMay 2, 2013
Rick Middleton, founder and executive director of the Southern Environmental Law Center, was awarded the Cynthia Pratt Laughlin Medal by the Garden Club of America at its annual meeting last night in Philadelphia.
SELC and Waccamaw Riverkeeper File Federal Clean Water Act Suit Against Santee Cooper for Coal Ash Pollution at ConwayApril 29, 2013
Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit under the United States Clean Water Act on behalf of the Waccamaw Riverkeeper against Santee Cooper for its illegal water pollution from coal ash at its Grainger facility in Conway, South Carolina. For decades, arsenic and other harmful substances from coal ash have polluted groundwater and the Waccamaw River, in violation of Santee Cooper’s water pollution elimination permit.
News Advisory: Media Tour of George Washington National Forest as Forest Service Weighs Opening Area to FrackingApril 15, 2013
Advisory for a tour of the George Washington National Forest with some of the region’s most knowledgeable experts about this special area, in advance of the expected Forest Service decision in early June on whether to open up these lands to horizontal natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
A federal court yesterday evening approved an agreement between a private landowner and conservation groups to restore and protect over 700 acres of Georgia’s iconic cypress wetlands and coastal salt marsh near Brunswick, Georgia.
Southern Environmental Law Center and Catawba Riverkeeper Give Notice of Suit to Stop Duke's Pollution of Charlotte's Drinking Water ReservoirMarch 26, 2013
The Southern Environmental Law Center has sent a notice to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC that it will bring suit under the Clean Water Act to stop Duke's coal ash pollution of Mountain Island Lake, the source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the greater Charlotte area.
SELC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Award, which is given each year to a book and a journalism article that exemplify the best environmental writing in the South. In an unprecedented decision by the judges, this year’s awards will go to two books: Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze and The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell.
The Birmingham City Council will host a debate, open to media and the public, to hear from opponents and proponents of the proposed Northern Beltline, a 52-mile bypass north of Birmingham. Opponents scheduled to present include the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has raised concerns about the impact the project would have on Birmingham’s air and water quality, particularly the headwaters of the Black Warrior and Cahaba rivers.