Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

June 26, 2009

House Passes First U.S. Effort on Climate Change

Passage of this House bill signals a seismic shift in U.S. policy on climate change—from ignoring the problem to attempting to solve it—but the bill needs strengthening by the Senate.

June 18, 2009

Senate committee passes compromise version of key water protection bill

In a major step toward reversing years of attacks on wetlands and water protections, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed the Clean Water Restoration Act (S.787) by a 12-7 vo...

June 12, 2009

Groups Agree: Strong Energy Efficiency Program Ready to Go

Environmental organizations today reached an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas and North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff under which the company agrees to meet an aggressive energy savin...

April 17, 2009

New Report: Across America, Waters in Crisis

For decades, the Clean Water Act has broadly protected America’s lakes, rivers, streams, and drinking water sources from unregulated pollution and destruction, rescuing them from the dire straits they...

April 13, 2009

Groups File Suit to Block State Air Pollution Permit for Unneeded Pee Dee Coal Plant

South Carolina’s environmental agency illegally permitted coal-fired power plant.

March 24, 2009

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.

February 26, 2009

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.

February 5, 2009

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...

December 19, 2008

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...

December 9, 2008

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.