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SELC, partners challenge coal mine’s permit to fill streams feed Alabama river

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped in...

Congressional vote pits coal company profits against clean water

UPDATE (2/2/17): Today Congress voted to throw out protections for our nation's waterways, opening the door for coal mining pollution in drinking...

New protections announced for coal country streams

Today, the federal government authorized new rules holding polluters accountable for mining pollution in the nation’s waterways. In releasing the...

SELC, partners file suit over acid mine pollution from abandoned Maxine site

SELC and our partners have filed a lawsuit against Drummond Company to stop acidic runoff and mine drainage at an abandoned mine site from stream...

SELC, partners urge cleanup of abandoned mine site polluting Black Warrior River

SELC and partners Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Public Justice filed a notice of intent to sue today against Drummond Company for violations at i...

Federal designation would protect Tennessee’s eastern mountain ridges

Recognizing the immense value of the ridges and headwaters of the Cumberland Plateau, in 2010 Tennessee petitioned the federal government to desi...

Corps suspends permit in response to Black Creek Mine challenge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a permit for stream filling in response to a challenge SELC and our partners filed last month. In...

SELC appeals decision to allow unlimited stream filling

SELC and our partners have filed an appeal in response to a court’s decision that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can continue to allow unfetter...