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What’s at Stake with the Clean Water Rule Repeal

Yesterday the Trump administration announced it was repealing the Clean Water Rule in an attempt to scale back the waterways and wetlands that are protected from pollution by federal law. Why is this important for water quality i... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Delayed federal ozone rules mean more people will suffer health problems

A Congressional committee on Tuesday voted to delay by eight years the start date for tougher ozone standards that health professionals say would save lives, reduce heart problems, and cut the number of children suffering asthma a... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Federal policy

Trump administration’s proposed repeal of Clean Water Rule threatens Southern states’ water quality

SELC released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule as a first step in dismantling water quality protections under the Clean Water Act. “EPA’s proposal to resci... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Charlottesville Amtrak passengers rally against Trump budget cuts to rail

A crowd gathered outside the Charlottesville Amtrak station Friday to oppose President Trump’s proposal to cut all federal funding for Amtrak’s national network of trains. The move would leave more than 220 communities and more th... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Transit and rail

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

SELC, on behalf of its clients, filed a motion asking that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims as a basis for building the Atlantic Coas... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Natural gas

“We cannot sacrifice the benefits the Clean Water Act has given us for the last four decades so that big-time polluters can boost profits by eliminating pollution controls.”

Patrick Hunter, SELC attorney

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Virginia Beach votes to oppose offshore drilling

Virginia Beach, once a holdout among coastal cities publicly staking out no-drilling stances, this week voted to oppose oil and gas exploration and seismic testing in its offshore waters. The move is a remarkable turnaround for a... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Federal policy, Offshore drilling

Federal court rules SELC, partner can proceed with Oxford wastewater violations claims

In good news for clean water, a federal court in Alabama has ruled that SELC and Coosa Riverkeeper can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant east of Birmingham. In response to a motion to... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water quality

Under pressure, Duke Energy withdraws requests to add cancer-causing pollution to N.C. water

After SELC, on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Clean Air Carolina, filed suit challenging Duke Energy’s requested permit to put more cancer-causing bromide pollution in North Carolina’s rivers and drinking water s... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Water quality

Camden Commissioners vote to delay decision on Cumberland Island rezoning

This week, the Camden County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of granting the National Park Service’s request to slow down the process for rezoning 1,000 acres on Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Land use

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