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Over 70% of Camden County Residents Oppose Plans to Rezone Cumberland Island for Development

St. Marys, GA- The majority of Camden County residents overwhelmingly oppose plans to rezone 1,000 acres on Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development, according to a recent public opinion poll. Read More »

White House Budget Poses Threat to Health & Safety of Southern Communities

Washington, D.C. – The White House released its proposed budget calling for deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and critical infrastructure investments, threatening thousands the health of Southern families. Read More »

McAuliffe Sends D.C. A Climate Change Message

Charlottesville, VA— Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and to show the nation that, despite key environmental protections being stripped away at the federal level, Virginia is moving forward. Read More »

Groups Go to Court to Stop Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pollution of Roanoke River Basin

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its ongoing illegal coal ash pollution at its Roxboro plant on Hyco Lake Read More »

Duke Energy Attempts to Avoid Consequences of Illegal Coal Ash Pollution in North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C.—In a desperate attempt to avoid the consequences of its illegal coal ash water pollution in North Carolina, Duke Energy filed a baseless law suit in Virginia against the Roanoke River Basin Association. Read More »

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