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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...

Cape Fear River is not a swamp, EPA confirms

In recent years, North Carolina’s Cape Fear River has suffered from increased pollution generated by various industries in the watershed, particu...

SELC appeals harmful clean water injunction

On behalf of National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles, SELC appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

Suit filed to immediately stop ongoing GenX pollution from N.C. facility

North Carolina state officials have the authority to immediately stop the water and air pollution from a chemical manufacturing plant north of Wi...

Court tosses outdated dam license on Alabama’s Coosa River

A federal court has unanimously ruled in favor of conservation groups by throwing out a harmful, antiquated license issued to Alabama Power for o...

Study of Georgia spaceport fails to address health, safety concerns

Camden County, Ga., officials are shooting for the stars as they push forward with plans to build Spaceport Camden, a public-private rocket-launc...

Appeals Court again sides with citizens protecting clean water

The United States Court of Appeals has rejected a major pipeline company’s request to reconsider the court’s April ruling in which it held that l...

SELC op-ed: N.C. budget bungles GenX action

The state budget pushed through by North Carolina’s Republican leadership again fails to adequately address the water pollution issues dominati...

N.C. Republicans push problem-laden budget without public input

The Republican leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly revealed their state budget last night as a result of closed-door meetings that...

SELC, Riverkeeper file to immediately stop GenX pollution in N.C.

SELC, on behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, today asked the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to use its existing authority to req...

Appeals court sides with citizens, SELC in petroleum pipeline pollution case

The United States Court of Appeals has ruled that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savann...

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