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We’re challenging EPA’s gutting of clean water protections in federal court

Today, in federal court, we challenged the Trump administration’s gutting of clean water protections for vast portions of the nation’s streams an...

7 things former EPA, Army officials are saying about Clean Water Act rollback

Six former senior government officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army today condemned the Trump adm...

Amid health crisis, Trump administration guts clean water protections

As communities across the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Chemours’ plan doesn’t comply with state law

Chemours’ cleanup plan does not even attempt to comply with state law or the consent order it agreed to, and would leave highly contaminated grou...

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...

SELC op-ed: Bipartisan clean water protections gutted

In the wake of the new definitions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that drastically reduce which waterways receive federal protecti...

Testing shows pollution still too high at former N.C. smelting plant

Residents of the community surrounding North Carolina’s Badin Lake celebrated in June when SELC negotiated a settlement requiring a former alumin...

Attorney testifies on administration’s attack on Clean Water Act

As the current administration’s assault on clean water protections continues to make international headlines, SELC’s own Senior Attorney Geoff Gi...

Media and advocacy coalition settles public records lawsuit

A coalition of eight news media companies and advocacy groups- including SELC - who sued former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and several o...