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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...

SELC, partners push for better protection of Memphis Sand Aquifer at county hearings

Earlier this week, SELC and its partners urged the Shelby County Groundwater Quality Board at a public hearing to enact more stringent protection...

Community unites against threat to Blounts Creek

Blounts Creek is a swampy, brackish North Carolina creek that flows through wetlands on its way to the Pamlico River. The creek’s unique mix of s...

Groups challenge permits blessing Georgia Power’s outdated, polluting facilities

SELC is objecting to the two Clean Water Act permits that would allow Georgia Power to continue operating its Plant Hammond and Plant McIntosh fa...

SELC acts to strengthen N.C. coal ash standards

As permit changes that could set a standard for North Carolina’s treatment of coal ash-laden wastewater move through approvals, SELC is weighing...

SELC op-ed: GenX needs action, not more study

As state senators look to stall action on GenX pollution in North Carolina’s Cape Fear region, Derb Carter, Director of SELC’s Chapel Hill office...

SELC, partners take Trump administration’s clean water attacks to federal court

Today conservation groups challenged in court the Trump administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes,...

Supreme Court ruling sets the stage for Clean Water Act showdown

One of the most intense environmental threats expected in 2018 will be the Trump administration's campaign to attack the Clean Water Act, arguabl...

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