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Broad coalition goes on record against gutting of Clean Water Act

SELC continued its battle against a proposal by the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to strip Clean Water Act protection fr...

Alabama Rivers Alliance awards SELC attorney 2019 “River Hero”

The Alabama Rivers Alliance recognized leaders from across the state at their River Celebration Awards Banquet as part of their annual Alabama Wa...

Clean Water Act proposal drastically cuts protections against pollution

SELC continues to battle a Trump administration proposal that would radically reduce the nation’s number of streams and wetlands protected by the...

Clean water prevails in agreement with Alabama sewage treatment plant

Under a recent settlement agreement, an Alabama wastewater treatment plant with a history of violations will undertake needed upgrades. For decad...

Tell the state to clean up industrial hog waste in North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality currently permits more than 2,300 industrial hog operations in North Carolina. These industria...

Shelby County puts strict limits on TVA’s wells

This week, the Shelby County Health Department imposed strict limits on the use of wells drilled at Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Allen natu...

Public comments lead to modifications in agreement stopping Chemours’ GenX pollution

Today North Carolina officials filed an updated agreement that requires the Chemours Company, LLC to stop polluting the Cape Fear River with toxi...

Take action to protect clean water

A few weeks ago the Environmental Protection Agency announced an unprecedented, risky proposal to gut clean water protections that have been in p...

Agreement protects Flint River tributaries from textile pollution

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit against a textile manufacturer in Georgia that will clean up wastewater produced by the pl...

Op-ed: Why we support the Chemours consent order

Senior Attorney Geoff Gisler and Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette laid out their case for settlement over GenX contamination in a piece publis...

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...

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