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Birmingham City Council applauded for opposition to Cahaba Beach Road project

Last week, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution to oppose Cahaba Beach Road, a proposed project which would allow the Alab...

Agreement reached on Chemours’ North Carolina pollution

An agreement signed today requires longtime polluter Chemours to start cutting back on the toxins it’s sending into the Cape Fear River. The cons...

Water quality in Triangle at risk as massive development advances

There are a lot of moving pieces to establishing a 55,000-person development on the outskirts of a town with a current population of 4,000. The T...

Georgia Water Coalition releases annual “Dirty Dozen” report

The Georgia Water Coalition released its annual Dirty Dozen report this week, highlighting the politics, policies and issues that threaten the he...

SELC op-ed: N.C. water woes require action, not just research

As North Carolina wrestles with how to handle new contaminants like GenX being found in the state’s drinking water sources, the General Assembly...

SELC, partners secure better protections for Coosa River

An administrative law judge has invalidated a Clean Water Act permit that up until this point, failed to require Georgia Power to take any effort...

Southern Currents: Roanoke River

Photographer Carl Galie first fell for the Roanoke River 23 years ago when writing a book about the 410-mile river basin.

Georgia Power commits to another 29 million tons in coal ash cleanup

Georgia Power announced new plans in August to excavate all the coal ash stored at its Plant Branch and Plant Bowen facilities and move the waste...

Southern Currents: The Chattooga River

SELC and our partners are committed to protecting clean water across the South. Right now, D.C. politicians are looking to undo safeguards that p...

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...

Groups sue Chemours in federal court to stop PFAS, GenX pollution

Today Southern Environmental Law Center today sued the chemical manufacturer Chemours on behalf of Cape Fear River Watch. The suit was filed in t...

Virginia Water Board looks the other way on pipeline problems

The Virginia State Water Control Board gave up an important opportunity Tuesday when it chose not to take steps to amend or revoke water permits...

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