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Trump Administration’s rash action guts climate protections

With a sweeping executive order aimed at dismantling climate protections, the Trump administration today directed the reversal of the Clean Power Plan and revoked a series of previous actions aimed at combating climate change, fro... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy

New report shines light on sustainable solar farm development in the Southeast

A new report released by SELC highlights how communities across the Southeast are harnessing the many benefits of solar power while ensuring that energy demands are balanced with smart, sustainable development of solar farms. “Th... Read More »

Filed Under: Solar power

Federal support essential to regional Chesapeake Bay restoration

Up until now, the Environmental Protection Agency has played a critical role in restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Working with the six states in the bay watershed, the agency is a key player in the joint commitment to... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Court rules Dominion’s coal ash illegally pollutes Virginia’s Elizabeth River

A federal judge today ruled that Dominion Virginia Power is violating the Clean Water Act because coal ash is contaminating groundwater flowing from the site of a former coal-burning power plant into the nearby Elizabeth River. T... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash, Healthy environment, Water quality

Governor fights to protect Virginia’s waters from coal ash pollution

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has amended an important proposed bill for closing leaking coal ash pits in the Commonwealth and sent the bill back to the General Assembly. The Governor’s version of Senate Bill 1398 moves the la... Read More »

State: Virginia

SELC, partners challenge coal mine’s permit to fill streams feed Alabama river

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Alabama’s Jef... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Coal mining, Water quality

Court reverses ruling, allows Georgia pulp mill to continue polluting river

A Georgia superior court has ruled that a pulp mill’s visible, foul-smelling pollution of the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia can continue. Representing Altamaha Riverkeeper, SELC, GreenLaw, and Stack & Associates successfull... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Water quality

Duke Energy proposes increasing carcinogens downstream in permit renewal

As part of its 2015 criminal plea agreement, Duke Energy admitted that bromide discharged into rivers and lakes from its coal ash operations have caused carcinogens to form in downstream drinking water systems. Some of these carci... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality, Healthy environment, Water quality

Companies bid on North Carolina offshore wind site

The U. S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a competitive wind lease sale for the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area off the coast of North Carolina today. The Wind Energy Area is over 120,000 acres and is 24 nautical miles from the... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Offshore wind

White House budget hurts economy and strips health, safety protections for Southeasterners

The White House released its budget outline last night, calling for deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior (DOI), and critical infrastructure investments, threatening thousands of jobs a... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy

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