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Trump Administration Announces Unprecedented Move to Strip Clean Water Act Protections

WASHINGTON–The Trump administration today announced its rule to gut long-established clean water protections despite opposition from hundreds of thousands of Americans. Read More »

White House works to cut public voices from big projects

The Trump administration today revealed a disastrous wish list of cuts to the nation’s bedrock environmental law -- the National Environmental Policy Act -- that will placate industry executives and lobbyists while stripping away the voices of the co... Read More »

Union Hill Citizens Overpower Unfair Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed Friends of Buckingham, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, a victory in their case against the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

North Carolina Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The Southern Environmental Law Center today announced it reached a settlement with Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to clean up coal ash at six North Carolina sites on behalf of community groups. Read More »

Utility completes required excavation of millions of tons of toxic coal ash

COLUMBIA, SC - Dominion Energy has finished excavating 3.5 million tons of arsenic-contaminated coal ash from its Wateree Station on the banks of the Wateree River. Read More »

Public Service Commission Hikes Mandatory Fees for Georgia Power Customers

ATLANTA, GA—Today the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a final order in Georgia Power’s 2019 rate case that will result in higher bills and less control over those bills for Georgia Power’s customers. Read More »

Expert: Charleston nurdle pollution “disturbing”

CHARLESTON, SC — A national expert on plastic pellet pollution says the concentration of so-called “nurdles” found in the area around the city’s harbor is among the worst he’s seen since he started building a national database last year. Jace Tunnel... Read More »

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