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Coal plant pollution to flow more freely under 2 new proposals

Today, in a blow to clean water, the Trump administration proposed rollbacks of two crucial rules that limit coal plants’ ability to dump toxic p...

Proposed coal ash rollbacks put communities in danger

Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency will hold its first-ever virtual public hearing for folks to weigh in on some of the agency’s prop...

New reports confirm Georgia Power’s coal ash pits are submerged in groundwater

New evidence confirms that Georgia Power’s unlined coal ash pits slated to be capped in place are already submerged in groundwater, which the uti...

SELC op-ed: Duke Energy would rather fight than do what is right when it comes to coal ash

SELC Senior Attorney Frank Holleman tackles the topic of Duke Energy's coal ash management in this News and Record op-ed. His thoughts? For start...

Summer News, 2019

Browse the lastest SELC news, compiled for our Summer 2019 newsletter, below.  Our print newsletter has hit mailboxes every season for more than...

TVA faces scrutiny for polluting plans, leaky coal ash pits

Concerned citizens and environmental groups in the Memphis area are calling for a chance to weigh in on a major utility’s plans to discharge up t...

TVA announces big coal ash clean up after state, SELC sue

Millions of tons of coal ash will be moved out of unlined leaking pits upriver of Nashville thanks to a settlement announced today. The State of...

More pollution found at Duke Energy coal ash sites

Duke Energy’s own reports required to be made public by the national Coal Combustion Residuals rule (CCR rule) and filed last week disclose that...

Filing defends N.C. order requiring Duke Energy to clean up 6 coal ash sites

Community groups represented by SELC today moved to intervene in appeals filed by Duke Energy attempting to avoid cleaning up its coal ash pollut...

Duke Energy chooses coal ash litigation over clean water and communities

Today North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced it will fight last week’s state order requiring it to clean up its coal ash pollution at six unl...

Virginia leaps forward on coal ash

Today, years of work by a host of dedicated citizens, conservation groups, and elected officials came to fruition, as Governor Ralph Northam sign...

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