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Tell Congress to invest in true green infrastructure

The floods that sloshed through the Midwest, Texas, and the Great Plains earlier this month were a reminder that climate change, urban sprawl, and wetland destruction have put huge swaths of the U.S. at risk. But even without a $2 trillion deal, there’s much that Congress can do to build infrastructure that’s truly green, infrastructure ...


Hog Operations Can Follow N.C. Laws and Still Be Liable for Nuisance

Following North Carolina’s minimal laws governing the disposal of hog waste generated from the state’s factory meat operations does not insulate a company from nuisance liability or punitive damages, Waterkeeper Alliance stated in an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed Friday in the matter of McKiver, et. al v. Murphy-Brown, LLC. The case ...


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Groups Move to Defend N.C. Order that Duke Energy Must Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution at Six Sites

Duke’s Refusal Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills Community groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center moved to intervene in appeals filed by Duke Energy in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in which Duke Energy tries to avoid cleaning up its coal ash pollution at six sites in North Carolina. ...