Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina
Clarify Legal Protections for Streams and Wetlands
SELC welcomes the introduction of a bi-partisan compromise in the U.S. House of Representatives that restores long overdue protections for streams and wetlands.
EPA “Tailpipe” Rule Curbing Greenhouse Gases Offers Multiple Benefits for the South
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation today jointly issued a historic rule on curbing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from light-duty vehicles, which contribut...
Six Months of Oil Not Worth Risking Southern Beaches and Fisheries
Opening much of the U.S. East Coast for the first time to oil and gas drilling risks too much for the South.
Army Corps Fails to Protect 500 Acres of Wetlands Near Charleston
Conservation groups today notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of their intent to challenge its decision that no permits are required under the federal Clean Water Act before the development of a...
SELC Lauds EPA Proposal to Strengthen Ozone Limit to Protect Health of Southerners
Consistent with the latest scientific data about the growing health threat from breathing smog pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to strengthen the national limit for a...
Court Declines to Enjoin Port for Now, But Adds Federal Defendants
A federal judge declined to enjoin construction of a container shipping terminal in North Charleston for now, but agreed to expand a lawsuit challenging approvals of the terminal to include the FHWA a...
EPA To Issue Strict Rules for U.S. Power Plant Air Toxics
The U.S. EPA agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation¹s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit ...
SELC applauds introduction of forest-protection bill in Congress
Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with 17 members of the Southeast's congressional delegation are joining more than 150 colleagues from acros...
EPA CO2 Limits Overdue under Clean Air Act, but Welcome
SELC welcomed EPA's announcement on a proposal to establish nationwide standards for controlling largest sources of heat trapping gas pollutants.
Six Months of Oil Not Worth a Disaster on Southern Coasts, Says SELC
SELC today filed comments that urged the Obama Administration to protect the Atlantic coast and beaches of the South rather than drilling for the small amount of oil offshore.