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The dirty truth about biogas production and how to take action in NC

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is currently accepting public comments about draft water quality permits for 4 of the 19 i...

Appeals court affirms Smithfield’s liability for noxious odors, noise, and pests

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found Murphy-Brown/Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producers, liable for noxious odors, noise...

Court rules funds rightfully belong to enviro groups

On Friday, April 3rd, the North Carolina Supreme Court delivered a victory for North Carolina and environmental nonprofits, holding that grants a...

New N.C. permit issued for industrial hog operations

Today, in the state that ranks second nationally in hog production, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a general permi...

As floodwaters persist, threats from Florence grow

More than a week after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast, the devastating reality is that more flooding is expected as rivers conti...

SELC, Waterkeeper reach settlement in North Carolina Public Records Act case

In a major win for transparency, SELC and Waterkeeper Alliance today announced they have reached a settlement in a dispute with the North Carolin...

Hog producers deny access to pollution monitors, violate agreement

By denying independent consultants access to sites for groundwater sampling, a North Carolina swine producer is violating the terms of its agreem...

With SELC assistance, citizens slow poultry plant threatening Cape Fear River

SELC is assisting local citizens concerned about a high-volume chicken processing facility proposed for the Fayetteville area near the banks of t...