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SELC opposes plan to destroy 200 acres of S.C. wetlands for development

The state’s environmental agency has granted a pair of certifications for a Charleston-area developer to fill more than 200 acres of wetlands in...

Years of fierce fighting end with floodplain preserved

With the recent $3 million sale of 547 acres of floodplain property, a 20-year saga over a billion-dollar South Carolina development came to a lo...

Army Corps, Charleston verbally commit to more time for public engagement on seawall plan

SELC and its Charleston partners have successfully convinced the City of Charleston and the Army Corps of Engineers to commit to an expanded time...

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting water from pollution

Following a decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, SELC released the following statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman. SELC submitted an...

Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution

Updated March 19, 2020: After submitting the required notices, and without a satisfactory response from Frontier Logistics, SELC has filed a fed...

Court rules Charleston cruise-terminal neighbors must be heard

Neighbors affected by a proposed Charleston cruise terminal’s diesel soot and traffic congestion will finally have their voices heard on the term...

SELC op-ed: South Carolinians must fight harder than ever to protect clean water safeguards

Senior Attorney Blan Holman, leader of SELC’s Clean Water Defense Initiative, is first and foremost a South Carolinian. In this op-ed published i...

Google agrees to limit groundwater use from S.C. aquifer

Earlier this year, Google requested permission to siphon up to 1.5 million gallons of water per day, or triple what state regulators had previous...

Google permit to triple its freshwater use upsets S.C. neighbors

A request from internet giant Google to siphon up to 1.5 million gallons of water per day from a Berkeley County aquifer that provides drinking w...

More solar would benefit Santee Cooper customers

As South Carolina lawmakers begin mulling the fate of Santee Cooper, a new report shows the state-owned utility will save its customers the most...

SELC op-ed: Viral Bubba Gump tweet is a call to action

In early August, a tweet giving wry voice to the weight of climate change impacts in Charleston went viral. In response, Chris DeScherer, Managin...

Drilling opposition is truly bi-partisan, S.C. leaders say

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday to say that, despite political disagreements on a number of is...

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