Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

December 13, 2011

New Lease Sale Ignores BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The federal government ignored the impact of BP’s 200 million gallon oil spill in its assessment of risks and precautions for the Gulf of Mexico before the first new lease sale since the Deepwater Hor...

December 12, 2011

Clean energy groups reach agreement with Duke Energy and Progress Energy in utilities’ merger proposal

Clean energy groups have reached an agreement with Duke Energy and Progress Energy to address concerns the groups raised in a South Carolina Public Service Commission proceeding on the proposed merger...

December 8, 2011

South Carolina Approval of $650M Savannah River Deepening Challenged

Georgia and South Carolina conservation groups today challenged a South Carolina agency’s approval of a $650 million project to deepen the Savannah River and warned Governor Haley not to destroy evide...

November 8, 2011

New Federal Oil Drilling Plan Ignores BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The new federal drilling plan ignores the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster by using the same flawed assumptions to continue leasing the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies for more risky deep water drilling.

October 4, 2011

Known Flaws Sunk Savannah Harbor Project with South Carolina

Problems cited by South Carolina in its recent denial of a certification for the Savannah Harbor deepening project echoed comments submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by conservation groups ...

August 15, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Clean Air Act Exemption for Biomass Burners

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging an Environmental Protection Agency rule that exempts large-scale biomass-burning facilities from carbon dioxide limits under the Clean Air Act for...

July 1, 2011

Biomass Rule Bad News for Southern Forests, Undercuts Climate Change Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in its overall effort to rein in heat-trapping greenhouse gases, took a major step backwards today with a final decision to ignore carbon pollution from bioma...

June 30, 2011

Governor’s veto keeps N.C. coast for beach balls, not tar balls

Today’s vetoes by Governor Perdue of two bills--S.709 and S.781— defend North Carolina’s clean energy economy and a safe, healthy environment for residents and tourists, said the Southern Environmenta...

June 13, 2011

Citizens Seek Cruise Ship Compliance to Preserve Charleston Charm

Citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, today filed suit against Panama-based Carnival Cruise Lines to enforce local laws that protect the city’s healthy environment and treasured historic assets.

June 9, 2011

Government Approval of New Deepwater Oil Drilling Ignores Gulf Disaster

The federal government illegally authorized new deepwater drilling by claiming that risky operations will cause no significant harm to the environment despite last year’s BP Deepwater Horizon oil spil...