Taxonomy Archives: South Carolina

April 21, 2010

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.

April 1, 2010

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...

March 31, 2010

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.

February 18, 2010

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...

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.