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Summer News, 2019

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

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...

Kingston coal ash disaster still reverberates 10 years later

Ten years ago, workers were several weeks into what would be the beginning of a multi-year cleanup of the largest toxic coal ash spill in U.S. hi...

Shelby County puts strict limits on TVA’s wells

This week, the Shelby County Health Department imposed strict limits on the use of wells drilled at Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Allen natu...

Coal ash cleanup victory in Virginia

Today, Virginia legislators from both sides of the aisle came together amid a remarkably tumultuous political backdrop, to pass a law that will o...

Stunning reversal in Virginia coal ash cleanup

Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler announced a bipartisan agreement to clean u...

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