Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina
Wetlands Protection at Stake in Challenge to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
SELC has challenged a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers go-ahead to fill one of the largest remaining intact wetlands in an area near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
Duke Energy’s Save-a-Watt Proposal Rejected by South Carolina Utility Regulators
The South Carolina Public Service Commission today rejected Duke Energy Carolinas’ “Save-a-Watt” proposal.
SC Energy Report to Congressional Delegation Fizzles on Solutions
In a meeting with South Carolina's Congressional delegation today, a state committee failed to put forward solutions to increase South Carolina's access to innovative, clean renewable energy and reduc...
Environmental Groups Point the Way to Mercury Pollution
Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court here, seeking a firm and enforceable new deadline for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require deep...
Court Orders SCDOT to Answer for $150M Upper Santee Bridge
A federal appeals court refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging South Carolina Department of Transportation studies endorsing a controversial bridge proposed for the Upper Santee Swamp.
Sprawl, population growth, lack of planning are among factors in Southern drought
Despite the rain from recent hurricanes that has fallen across the Southeast, much of the region remains firmly in the grip of drought conditions
South has much at stake as U.S. Senate begins historic debate on climate change legislation
The U.S. Senate today began much-anticipated debate on the Climate Change Security Act of 2008, also known as the Warner-Lieberman bill. The U.S. has lagged well behind other industrial nations in add...
Federal court ruling will send Pee Dee plant draft air permit back to the drawing board for more stringent mercury controls
A federal court ruling today will mean that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) must re-evaluate Santee Cooper’s plans to control mercury at the utility’s proposed Pee Dee c...
EPA loses federal court battle over mercury
The Environmental Protection agency must require power plants, the leading source of mercury pollution in the U.S, to better control their emissions of the dangerous toxin, a federal court ruled today...