S.C. Supreme Court Grants Review of Charleston Port Case
The S.C. Supreme Court will review a challenge to state permits for the proposed container terminal at the Charleston Navy Base brought by the SELC on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League.
Groups ask state administration to study environmental impact of cement plant
Environmental groups today asked the N.C. Department of Administration to rule whether the proposed Titan America cement plant’s environmental impact on surrounding areas must be examined before the state begins issuing permits.
S.C. Pee Dee Coal Plant Suspended
SELC hailed today’s unanimous vote by Santee Cooper’s board to suspend permits for the state-owned utility’s proposed Pee Dee coal plant.
National Park or Parking Lot? Senators Re-introduce Bill
U.S. Senator Hagan (D-NC) joined U.S. Senator Burr (R-NC) in a legislative move to withdraw national park protections for baby birds and sea turtles endangered by off-road vehicles.
Judge Rules for Environmental Groups in Challenge to Virginia Power Plant
In a momentous victory for clean energy advocates in Virginia, a Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled today that the State Air Pollution Control Board violated federal environmental law.
U.S. District Court Clarification of Clean Water Act is a Win for Wetlands
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ruled that a logging company broke the law when it built a road and filled in wetlands without acquiring a proper permit from the U.S.
Navy Decision Dodges Environmental Protections for Endangered Right Whales
U.S. Navy proceeds with construction of its Undersea Warfare Training Range without first obtaining the required approvals for the whole project.
Dominion’s Wise Co. coal-fired power plant violates federal law, clean energy advocates tell court
Lawyers for the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition told a state judge today that Dominion Power's 585-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Wise County violates the Clean Air Act on several grounds, and asked the court...
EPA Clears Up Stormwater Program
An audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that Shelby County's stormwater management program falls far short of numerous federal requirements aimed at keeping polluted runoff from reaching streams, rivers and ground water.
Groups Seek to Delay Charleston Port Construction
The Southern Environmental Law Center and S.C. Coastal Conservation League today asked a federal court in Charleston to delay construction of a container cargo terminal until the Federal Highway Administration evaluates whether 10,000 vehicles a...