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Agreement reached to protect Rocky River Watershed

On behalf of Rocky River Watch, SELC just reached a settlement with the Town of Siler City and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Qua...

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting water from pollution

Following a decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, SELC released the following statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman. SELC submitted an...

SELC Op-Ed: Chemours cleanup plan falls short

The plan proposed to cleanup years of contamination from a factory in eastern North Carolina does not go far enough. In the excerpt below Senior...

Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution

Updated March 19, 2020: After submitting the required notices, and without a satisfactory response from Frontier Logistics, SELC has filed a fed...

Company withdraws plans to inject wastewater into Memphis’ drinking water source

The Carrier Corporation announced it will withdraw its application to inject partially treated wastewater from its Superfund site in Collierville...

Alabama must develop a water plan

Despite ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive water management plan for Alabama over the past several years, Alabama remains an outlier amon...

DOE needs to rethink problematic landfill proposed for nuclear Superfund site

Concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) handling of the Oak Ridge Reservation Superfund site continue to grow as the department pres...

EPA announces move to strip Clean Water Act protections

Despite opposition from hundreds of thousands of Americans, today the Trump administration finalized a rule to gut long-established clean water p...

Tennessee county board rebuffs proposal to put Superfund wastewater in drinking water source

The Shelby County Groundwater Quality Control Board recently tabled a request by the Carrier Corporation to inject wastewater into the Memphis Sa...

Coal plant pollution to flow more freely under 2 new proposals

UPDATE: On Thursday, December 19 from 1 p.m.-5 p. m., the Environmental Protection Agency is holding the an online public hearing on its proposal...

We just sued to protect clean water

SELC filed a federal lawsuit today to stop the the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from rolling back some of the country’s most important en...

Multi-front attack on clean water takes aim at state authority

UPDATE: EPA released its new rule, limiting state's and tribe's authority to protect waterways, on June 1, 2020. SELC will be reviewing the rule....

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