Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

January 7, 2010

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...

November 17, 2009

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...

October 26, 2009

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 ...

October 1, 2009

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...

October 1, 2009

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.

September 21, 2009

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.

September 16, 2009

SELC Urges EPA to Set Strong Smog Limit to Protect Public Health in the South

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will re-evaluate the national limit for ozone pollution.

September 10, 2009

S.C. Supreme Court Grants Review of Charleston Port Case

The S.C. Supreme Court will review a challenge to state permits for the proposed container terminal at the Charleston Navy Base brought by the SELC on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League.

August 24, 2009

S.C. Pee Dee Coal Plant Suspended

SELC hailed today’s unanimous vote by Santee Cooper’s board to suspend permits for the state-owned utility’s proposed Pee Dee coal plant.

July 20, 2009

Groups Seek to Delay Charleston Port Construction

The Southern Environmental Law Center and S.C. Coastal Conservation League today asked a federal court in Charleston to delay construction of a container cargo terminal until the Federal Highway Admin...