News Feed by Topic: Water Quality

Administration tells power plants they can keep polluting water

Along Tennessee’s scenic Cumberland River, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cumberland Fossil Plant dumps more mercury pollution into our waters than any other coal-fired power plant in the country. While Cumberland is one of the... Read More »

State: Tennessee   Filed Under: Federal policy, Water planning, Water quality

Plant Hammond’s pollution of Coosa River draws community outcry

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division held a well-attended public hearing last night about a new draft water discharge permit for Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond. More than a dozen locals got up to speak about how the lax pe... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Water quality

SELC, partner prepare to challenge Duke Energy plans for another leaky coal ash dump in N.C.

Today SELC and the Roanoke River Basin Association put Duke Energy on notice that the utility’s plan to store toxin-laden coal ash in groundwater in a leaking pit will not go unchallenged. In November 2016, Duke Energy posted a p... Read More »

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

Fracking threat puts Rappahannock on list of nation’s most endangered rivers

The Rappahannock River is among America’s Most Endangered Rivers, based on a report released today by American Rivers. The designation shines a national spotlight on the threat fracking poses to clean drinking water and the state’... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Natural gas, Water quality

Virginia Governor, legislators, environmental groups join forces to stand up to Dominion on coal ash

The Virginia Senate and House have approved Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to a coal ash bill that requires Dominion Energy to complete assessments of coal ash sites before it can receive any closure permits. This comes aft... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash, Healthy environment, Water quality

Supreme Court decides to move forward with SELC Clean Water Rule case

Today the Supreme Court decided not to grant the Trump administration’s request for a delay in a crucial case that could eventually decide which of the nation’s streams and wetlands are protected from polluters. “We look forward... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Court rules Saluda River pollution unlawful

A federal court has ruled that the embattled Carolina Water Service I-20 sewage plant is discharging pollution into the Saluda River illegally, and a judge has fined the utility $1.5 million for failing to connect to a municipal s... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Water quality

Federal support essential to regional Chesapeake Bay restoration

Up until now, the Environmental Protection Agency has played a critical role in restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Working with the six states in the bay watershed, the agency is a key player in the joint commitment to... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

Court rules Dominion’s coal ash illegally pollutes Virginia’s Elizabeth River

A federal judge today ruled that Dominion Virginia Power is violating the Clean Water Act because coal ash is contaminating groundwater flowing from the site of a former coal-burning power plant into the nearby Elizabeth River. T... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash, Healthy environment, Water quality

SELC, partners challenge coal mine’s permit to fill streams feed Alabama river

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Alabama’s Jef... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Coal mining, Water quality

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