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“No action” at Superfund site not acceptable

A community in eastern North Carolina is taking action after news that a Superfund site in their neighborhood will be left as-is. “It is imperat...

Spraying animal waste is bad, and worse before a hurricane

As coastal communities along the Outer Banks and beyond continue to rebuild after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, there’s an additio...

SELC op-ed: Viral Bubba Gump tweet is a call to action

In early August, a tweet giving wry voice to the weight of climate change impacts in Charleston went viral. In response, Chris DeScherer, Managin...

SELC op-ed: Nashville government needs to make tree protections more transparent

Attorney Amanda Garcia, who manages SELC's Tennessee office in Nashville, penned this op-ed for Tennessean on why the city's tree code needs to i...

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...

Public Service Commission stiffs Georgia Power customers, greenlights Plant Vogtle cost increases

Despite mounting evidence that Plant Vogtle is uneconomic at its current price tag, the Georgia Public Service Commission today rubberstamped con...

Ensuring neighbors are included as North Carolina Superfund cleanup proceeds

Just across the Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers from Wilmington, North Carolina, sits Navassa, a rural, predominantly African-American town workin...

N.C. citizens group, SELC challenge permit for polluter issued without public notice

On behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, SELC challenged a new state air permit for a proposed Enviva wood pellet plant because it...

Lax pollution permits highlight broader concerns over Georgia Power’s coal ash dewatering plans

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s most recent draft permit to address coal ash wastewater fits a troubling pattern that does not bo...

Atlanta traffic woes worsen as other major highways take hits

Over the weekend, several Atlanta residents voiced their concerns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the city’s lack of transportation opt...

Trump agency attorneys signal attack on mercury rule

The Trump administration on Tuesday asked to delay a court hearing on the already-implemented federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, a signal...

Virginia Governor, legislators, environmental groups join forces to stand up to Dominion on coal ash

The Virginia Senate and House have approved Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to a coal ash bill that requires Dominion Energy to complete as...

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