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All S.C. Utilities Now Committed to Removing Coal Ash Out of Lagoons and Away from Rivers

Agreement in Principle Reached to Clean Up Duke Energy’s Lee Site in South Carolina

Representing Upstate Forever and Save Our Saluda, the Southern Environmental Law Center announced an agreement in principle with Duke Energy to remove all of its coal ash at its W.S. Lee facility from the banks of the Saluda River near Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina, to safer, dry lined storage away from the river.  

“With this announcement, our advocacy and litigation have obtained commitments from all public utilities in South Carolina to clean up leaking coal ash lagoons on South Carolina’s rivers,” said Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.  “This is a historic accomplishment for South Carolina’s rivers and clean water.  Duke Energy has agreed to do the right thing in South Carolina and move over 3.2 million tons of its coal ash from the banks of the Saluda River to safer, dry lined storage. ”

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NORESCO Selected for $43 Million Energy Infrastructure Project at U.S. Army's Fort Jackson Training Center

NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, has won a $43 million energy savings performance contract for work at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. Army's largest and most active basic combat training center. NORESCO specializes in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy- and environmental-efficiency projects and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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Aunt Fannie Introduces Natural Fruit Fly Killer at 2014 National Restaurant Association Show

Aunt Fannie's FlyPunchFlyPunch is the only solution safe to be around food and effective enough to eliminate fruit flies

Known to hover in even the cleanest restaurant kitchens, bars, breweries and wineries, pesky fruit flies are highly disruptive to sanitation and ambiance. Finally, there’s a safe, effective solution: At this week’s National Restaurant Association show, Aunt Fannie is launching FlyPunch!, the first natural pesticide to quickly attract and kill fruit flies.

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Horry County in South Carolina awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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AT&T Sustainability Initiatives Reach Communities Across South Carolina

AT&T Launches 2013 Sustainability Report; Encourages People to Engage with Company Work through Interactive Sustainability Website

Environmental and social sustainability takes many forms at AT&T. The company invites interested parties to learn more about the company's community activities by engaging in its newly redesigned interactive website, People | Planet | Possibilities.

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