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EPA Changes Coal Permit PDF Print E-mail
Coal

EPA Changes to Kentucky Coal Mine Permit Protect Water Quality and the Environment

We don’t normally use this space for information about areas outside of the South Carolina / North Carolina / Georgia area, but we thought that the last paragraph where the EPA’s estimation of the environmental impact of Coal Mining and energy production was particularly telling.

(ATLANTA – July 23, 2010) - Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit to Czar Coal Corporation for the Scaffold Lick Branch Coarse Refuse Storage Site project in eastern Kentucky.

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“'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it” PDF Print E-mail
Oil

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Land Donation Protects Watershed PDF Print E-mail
Water Quality

Land Donation Protects Watershed

(Article reprinted courtesy of The Country Chronicle, Blythewood)

Land that had been in James Mullis’ family for more than half a century is now part of an effort to preserve and protect water quality in Richland County.

In a dedication ceremony on the 75-acre parcel off Lawhorn Road last Thursday, Mullis and members of his family donated the easement, which will provide long-term protection for on e of the county’s valuable stream corridors.  The Mullis property surrounds the 25-mile creek watershed that drains directly into the Wateree River.

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The Evil that Men Do Lives after Them; the Good Is oft Interred with Their Bones PDF Print E-mail
Oil

Reports have come in that the oil spill has now affected every state on the Gulf Coast (tar balls have turned up in Texas).  Don't tune out and don't let the sad and costly lessons from this incident be forgotten.

 
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