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Clean water rollbacks enable destruction of 400 acres of wetlands near Okefenokee

One impact of the Trump administration’s cutting of protections under the Clean Water Act is a massive mine’s plans to destroy nearly 400 acres o...

Court approves agreement for 99% reduction of Chemours’ chemical water pollution

A state court just approved an agreement detailing the next steps under a consent order SELC negotiated to stop Chemours from discharging 99 perc...

Lawsuit challenges EPA’s attack on the ability of states and communities to protect clean water

SELC just challenged in federal court a Trump administration rollback of clean water protections that sharply curtails the ability of states and...

New agreement requires 99% reduction of Chemours’ PFAS water pollution

Attorneys reached an agreement today on the details of next steps under a consent order with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and Che...

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

UPDATE (7/21/20) — A coalition of outdoor and sporting groups recently supported our lawsuit, filing an amicus brief decrying this rollback of cl...

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...

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