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Alabama’s long-awaited water report signals progress toward statewide plan

Over a year after its completion, SELC and Alabama partners have finally received a draft report outlining several recommendations for developing...

Georgia, Florida water battle goes to Supreme Court

Last week, before the U.S. Supreme Court, Georgia and Florida presented oral arguments in the decades-long battle between the two states over wat...

Governor Ivey disbands panel tasked with creating Alabama water management plan

According to a letter issued earlier this month, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has disbanded a group of six state agencies, called the Alabama Water...

Alabama voters want action on state water plan

The majority of Alabama voters strongly supports the creation of a comprehensive state water plan and are concerned about threats to state waters...

Trump’s flood-rules rollback benefits construction interests at the expense of taxpayers

When President Donald Trump veered off script at a news conference about infrastructure, the details of his damaging Executive Order on federal f...

Trump administration launches bid to strip protection from South’s rivers, lakes, and streams

Today the Trump administration moved to formally repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule as a first step in greatly reducing the nation’s water quality...

SELC op-ed: Virginians want clean water

This week The Roanoke Times published a letter from Senior Attorney Deborah Murray highlighting the key role clean water plays in Virginian life....

Alabama legislative hearing brings status of water plan to forefront

As the Alabama 2017 legislative session draws to a close, lawmakers held a hearing yesterday in Montgomery to discuss a bill that would modify ex...

Proposed NOAA budget cuts could be tough for Southerners to weather

Budget cuts that might strip hundreds of millions of dollars from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could make it harder for th...

Administration tells power plants they can keep polluting water

Along Tennessee’s scenic Cumberland River, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cumberland Fossil Plant dumps more mercury pollution into our waters...

Judge urges Georgia, Florida to work out water dispute ahead of ruling

Closing out a month-long trial in the latest chapter of the water dispute between Georgia and Florida, special master Ralph Lancaster imparted so...

Georgia Water Coalition releases 2016 “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition released its annual Dirty Dozen Report today, which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways in 201...

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