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Coal ash infrastructure fails in wake of Florence’s destruction

As Hurricane Florence continues to churn across the Southeast with many communities still in danger or waiting to fully assess damage, SELC is cl...

Court allows N.C. citizens’ coal ash suit to proceed

North Carolina community groups with members near Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant can continue to press their citizen suit against coal as...

EPA bows to polluters with new coal ash rule

This week the Environmental Protection Agency weakened federal rules for coal ash storage that move our country backwards and put America’s water...

SELC op-ed: Duke’s coal ash record not clean

Derb Carter, director of SELC’s North Carolina offices, quickly responded to Duke Energy’s recent claim of a clean coal ash record. Carter remind...

Window closing to weigh in on weakening of federal coal ash regs

Today marks the end of the opportunity to weigh in on federal efforts to rollback community protections from coal ash pollution. Comments are bei...

SELC op-ed: New federal coal ash regulations designed for polluters

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman parses the myriad problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to undermine the national coal ash...

Citizens oppose state weakening of coal ash rules in N.C.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s proposal to dilute protections against Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution in the state is gene...

North Carolina state officials seek public input on coal ash

This Friday, April 6 is the deadline for submitting comments to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on its proposed coal ash r...

Coal ash update with Senior Attorney Frank Holleman

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman leads regional litigation and policy work on coal ash pollution. In light of several major recent developments aro...

SELC challenges TVA plan that risks polluting Memphis drinking water source with arsenic

SELC, on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Sierra Club, sent a letter Wednesday demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reconside...

SELC acts to strengthen N.C. coal ash standards

As permit changes that could set a standard for North Carolina’s treatment of coal ash-laden wastewater move through approvals, SELC is weighing...

Outside experts find Dominion coal ash assessment inadequate

SELC has sent a letter to Virginia State Senators Scott Surovell and Amanda Chase providing its own assessment of the leaking coal ash pits in th...

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