Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

May 24, 2011

Court Allows Environmental Challenges to Post-Oil Spill Leases to Proceed

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama ruled that Defenders and SELC may pursue their claims that the government violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Spe...

May 18, 2011

Virginia, North Carolina Senators Vote on Oil Bills in U.S. Senate

Senators from Virginia and North Carolina voted today on a bill (S. 953) that would expose the coasts, fishing, and tourism of both states to the risk of an oil spill from drilling under the same prac...

May 12, 2011

House Oil Bills Reset Stage for another Oil Spill

Ignoring lessons learned from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the last of three oil company bills that continues a lax approach to risky oil company a...

May 4, 2011

Local Groups Seek Voice in Proposed Coal Ash Waste Landfill Case

Local groups today filed a motion to intervene in the court case over Colleton County’s denial of a special exception for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. to dump large quantities of coal ash waste f...

April 27, 2011

New Government Guidance Clarifies Protection of U.S. Wetlands and Streams

New guidance proposed today by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency would bring long-awaited and much needed clarity to the protection of our nation’s streams, wetlands,...

April 20, 2011

Charleston County Says “No” to Major Bypass, Bucking a Decades-Long Transportation Trend in South Carolina

April 14, 2011

Deja Vu One Year after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

As the one-year anniversary of the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill nears, the Southern Environmental Law Center today called on Congress to fix systemic problems with oil drilling ...

March 21, 2011

Dept. of Interior’s Finding of No Significant Impact from Deep Water Drilling after the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

SELC comments on the Department of Interior's finding of no significant impact from deep water drilling after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

March 16, 2011

Limits on Hazardous Air Pollutants Save Lives and Protect Health

Twenty years after Congress updated the Clean Air Act, the Southern Environmental Law Center welcomed today’s announcement from EPA proposing maximum limits for more than 80 hazardous air pollutants b...

March 1, 2011

Industrial Lobbyists Stick to “Chicken Little” Rhetoric Despite Evidence of Environmental and Health

A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today shows that pollution controls for ozone and soot in the 1990 amendments of the Clean Air Act-currently under harsh attack from polluting in...