News Feed by Topic: Water Quality

EPA head holds closed meeting to dirty S.C. water

The Environmental Protection Agency’s top official, Administrator Scott Pruitt, convened a meeting with corporate lobbyists and hand-chosen elected officials today in Orangeburg, S.C., to garner support for the agency’s misguided... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

SELC, partners urge EPA not to delay federal protections against coal ash pollution

SELC and nearly 30 conservation organizations across the southeast are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its proposal to indefinitely delay important federal limits on harmful coal ash pollution. SELC submitte... Read More »

Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy, Water quality

“These actions aren’t slight reductions to a faceless agency or well-intentioned efforts to curb pointless regulations; they will have real effects on the ground in Georgia communities. ”

Gil Rogers, Director of SELC’s Georgia and Alabama offices, in a guest column for the Saporta Report

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Large coalition implores governor, state environmental agency to protect Virginia waters

SELC and more than 75 other environmental, conservation, and public advocacy groups that represent tens of thousands of Virginians have signed on to a letter urging the Commonwealth to require individual review under the Clean Wat... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Natural gas, Water quality

What’s at Stake with the Clean Water Rule Repeal

Yesterday the Trump administration announced it was repealing the Clean Water Rule in an attempt to scale back the waterways and wetlands that are protected from pollution by federal law. Why is this important for water quality i... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Trump administration’s proposed repeal of Clean Water Rule threatens Southern states’ water quality

SELC released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule as a first step in dismantling water quality protections under the Clean Water Act. “EPA’s proposal to resci... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

“We cannot sacrifice the benefits the Clean Water Act has given us for the last four decades so that big-time polluters can boost profits by eliminating pollution controls.”

Patrick Hunter, SELC attorney

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Federal court rules SELC, partner can proceed with Oxford wastewater violations claims

In good news for clean water, a federal court in Alabama has ruled that SELC and Coosa Riverkeeper can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant east of Birmingham. In response to a motion to... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water quality

Under pressure, Duke Energy withdraws requests to add cancer-causing pollution to N.C. water

After SELC, on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Clean Air Carolina, filed suit challenging Duke Energy’s requested permit to put more cancer-causing bromide pollution in North Carolina’s rivers and drinking water s... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Water quality

Duke Energy’s plan to leave coal ash in groundwater, floodplain violates federal law, groups say

SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today sent notice of its intent to enforce national standards of coal ash storage against Duke Energy’s proposed plan to keep its leaking, unlined coal ash pits at Duke Energ... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash, Federal policy, Water quality

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