News Feed by Topic: Land Use

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 working to overcome the legacy of pollution left by the chemical giant Kerr-McGee. For more... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Healthy environment,Land use

In Charleston, new life for a heritage park

The loss of a beloved neighborhood park can cast a long shadow. Public parks help create a community’s sense of place; they’re a shared space where people get together to play and talk and enjoy the natural world, even if “nature”... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Land use

More than 70% of local residents oppose plans to rezone Cumberland Island for development

The majority of residents in Camden County, Georgia, overwhelmingly oppose plans to rezone 1,000 acres of Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development, according to a recent public opinion poll. More than 70 percen... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Land use

Court: Citizens have no right to contest deceptive land grab

A South Carolina court decision appears to have stripped the ability of citizens to challenge some annexations—even when the town flouted the law and acted deceptively—reversing a lower court decision that upheld that right. The... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Forest protection,Land use

Dismantled: New report details years of cuts to North Carolina’s environmental protections

Released today, the SELC report Dismantled chronicles the trend of state officials undermining the sensible environmental policies that make North Carolina a great place to visit, live, and do business. For six years, policies en... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality,Coastal protection,Federal policy,Land use,Water quality

SELC’s Anne Davis on the future of sustainability in Nashville

Anne Davis, managing attorney of SELC’s Nashville office, was recently named by Mayor Megan Barry to the Livable Nashville Committee—an initiative working to enhance Nashville’s quality of life, provide environmental leadership, a... Read More »

State: Tennessee   Filed Under: Land use,SELC news

SELC defending Virginia uranium mining ban against repeated industry attacks

As Virginia Uranium, Inc. continues refusing to take no for an answer, SELC and our partners, the Dan River Basin Association and the Roanoke River Basin Association, remain engaged in protecting Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Land use,Mining

The Fall of Titan

If David were to take on Goliath today, he’d want more than just a good slingshot; he’d want a good attorney. The community around Wilmington, North Carolina, certainly thought so eight years ago, when they began to tangle with t... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality,Land use,Water quality

U.S. Supreme Court denies developer’s claims for reimbursement of failed floodplain development

The businessmen behind a venture that proposed to develop 4,000 flood-prone acres near Columbia, South Carolina lost a final legal battle this week in the U.S. Supreme Court. SELC played a leading role in a years-long effort to e... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Land use

Charlottesville adopts needed zoning protections for West Main

At its meeting tonight, the Charlottesville City Council adopted a welcome set of zoning changes that strikes an effective balance between protecting the character of the historic West Main Street corridor and promoting its redeve... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Land use

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