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Trump Administration Signals Attack on Mercury Rule

Charlottesville, VA – The Trump Administration today asked to delay a court hearing on the already-implemented federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, a signal that the Trump EPA will soon try to weaken the public health protection. Read More »

Trump Administration Guts Rule Limiting Toxic Wastewater from Coal Plants

Washington, D.C. - SELC issues a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s roll back of a crucial rule aimed at limiting coal plants’ ability to dump toxic waste, such as coal ash, into public waterways. Read More »

Conservation Groups Put Duke Energy on Notice for its Coal Ash Open Dump Plan in Person County, N.C.

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today sent Duke Energy official notice of its intent to bring an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy’s planned open dump for coal ash at Duke Read More »

SELC Supports Supreme Court Decision To Move Forward with Clean Water Rule Case

Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center today released this statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to delay a crucial case that could eventually decide which streams and wetlands are protected from polluters: Read More »

SELC Case Against Carolina Water Service Nets $1.5 Million Fine

Columbia, S.C. – A federal court has ruled that the embattled Carolina Water Service I-20 sewage plant is discharging pollution into the Saluda River illegally Read More »

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