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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...

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...

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