Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

January 25, 2011

Corps’ Study Shows Deepening of Savannah Harbor Unneeded and Wasteful

The Corps’ environmental analysis of the proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor is either so fundamentally flawed that it must be redone, or it shows that the project is a colossal waste of valuabl...

January 12, 2011

EPA Backs Down on Controlling Greenhouse Gases from Burning Biomass

Today the EPA changed course and said it will not regulate carbon dioxide from facilities that burn trees and other biomass for at least three years. In the meantime, biomass facilities that come onli...

January 11, 2011

Lesson from oil spill commission: reform and better oversight needed

SELC called for systemic reform and better oversight after the oil spill commission’s investigation found the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout resulted from pervasive problems.

January 6, 2011

Pervasive problems within oil industry require reform

Problems in the oil industry by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling confirms the need for systemic reform and better oversight.

November 11, 2010

Agency to Review Oil Drilling Risks after Gulf Spill & Seek Public Input

The federal agency that oversees offshore drilling today announced it will revise the environmental analysis under which BP’s Deepwater Horizon operated and other oil drilling activities in the Gulf o...

November 9, 2010

Lawsuit Aimed at Army Corps Leads to Protection of Critical Wetland South of Myrtle Beach

Following a court challenge brought by conservation groups, the Army Corps of Engineers has reversed its removal of federal protection for a large wetland near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and brou...

October 20, 2010

BP responsible for harm to ecosystem and species in the Gulf

Conservation groups today filed suit against oil giant BP under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the ongoing unlawful harm or killing of endangered and threatened wildlife caused by the company’s ...

October 13, 2010

Southern States Bottom Out in ACEEE National Energy Efficiency Rankings

Following are statements by the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding the findings released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, with state-by-state rankings for energy...

October 12, 2010

Government leaves Gulf of Mexico at risk

Statement by Catherine Wannamaker, senior attorney, SELC, on the lifting of the temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

September 30, 2010

SCDOT’s Environmental Study For I-526 Extension Is Off-base, And Illegal

The environmental study by the state Department of Transportation for the proposed extension of I-526 distorts relevant data, skews the analysis of alternatives, and is heavily biased in favor of buil...