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Appeals Court again sides with citizens protecting clean water

The United States Court of Appeals has rejected a major pipeline company’s request to reconsider the court’s April ruling in which it held that l...

Appeals court sides with citizens, SELC in petroleum pipeline pollution case

The United States Court of Appeals has ruled that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savann...

Solar power, energy efficiency rising as answer to S.C. nuke debacle

SELC’s clean energy advocacy in South Carolina is gaining public traction as South Carolina contemplates how it will deliver power to its citizen...

Solar works for South Carolina

In 2014, South Carolina enacted legislation opening the door for solar growth across the state. Thanks to that landmark law, over the past three...

S.C. nuke failure should lead to more solar, not less

With the $9 billion failure of a nuclear plant construction still consuming the South Carolina legislature, backers of carbon-free energy are bra...

Dominion Energy’s potential purchase of S.C. utility would come with expensive strings attached

The Dominion Energy purchase of the South Carolina utility SCANA, announced recently, would still force South Carolina power customers to pay for...

Legal challenge to I-73 urges hard look at cost-saving alternatives

Contending that federal regulators simply dusted off an old and outdated study to issue permits for an unnecessary and destructive new interstate...

Riverkeeper to sue utility, others to get coal tar out of South Carolina’s Congaree

Congaree Riverkeeper is taking the required first steps to sue over a utility’s broken promise to excavate acres of toxic coal tar coating the bo...

Your iPhone just made a multi-billion dollar interstate project obsolete

Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting...

S.C. must fix flawed utility process and pursue solar to meet state’s power demands

The financial meltdown rippling from the failed V.C. Summer nuclear power station must spark changes in the way regulators consider new utility p...

2 million tons of coal ash removed from banks of Wateree River in S.C.

Under a settlement agreement with SELC and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, SCE&G reports that more than 2 million tons of coal ash and underl...

S.C. nuke plant failure highlights need for energy competition, solar

Today South Carolina utilities Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced they are abandoning nuclear reactors at the VC Summer power plant after years of...

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