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

In another affront to clean water protections, the Trump administration is proposing to weaken the key mechanism states use to ensure federally a...

Trump administration continues efforts to gut Clean Water Act protections

The Trump administration today completed its repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule, part of its multi-phase effort to gut Clean Water Act protectio...

SELC challenges Siler City water quality permit

On July 24, 2019, SELC filed documents outlining the issues before the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in a case challenging a North Carol...

SELC shares Georgians’ concerns about proposed titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp

This week, back-to-back public meetings in southeast Georgia drew large crowds from all over the state with concerns about a proposed titanium mi...

Settlement puts lake, industrial site on path to clean up

Though a former aluminum smelting operation along the shores of North Carolina’s Badin Lake shuttered in the ‘90s, on-site hazardous waste has co...

SELC challenges N.C. permit allowing pollution into Rocky River

SELC recently challenged a North Carolina clean water permit that would allow the Town of Siler City in central North Carolina to discharge nutri...

Federal court rules Alabama coal company Drummond is violating Clean Water Act

An Alabama federal judge has ruled that Drummond Company is violating the Clean Water Act at its Maxine Mine site by continuously discharging aci...

Broad coalition goes on record against gutting of Clean Water Act

SELC continued its battle against a proposal by the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to strip Clean Water Act protection fr...

Alabama Rivers Alliance awards SELC attorney 2019 “River Hero”

The Alabama Rivers Alliance recognized leaders from across the state at their River Celebration Awards Banquet as part of their annual Alabama Wa...

Clean Water Act proposal drastically cuts protections against pollution

SELC continues to battle a Trump administration proposal that would radically reduce the nation’s number of streams and wetlands protected by the...

Clean water prevails in agreement with Alabama sewage treatment plant

Under a recent settlement agreement, an Alabama wastewater treatment plant with a history of violations will undertake needed upgrades. For decad...

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...

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