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Aug 17, 2018

Judge halts Trump rule that suspended clean water protection

CHARLESTON (AP) A federal judge in South Carolina has ruled the Trump administration did not properly seek public input when it suspended protections designed to thwart waterway pollution. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the decision by U.S. District Judge David Norton in Charleston favors environmental groups in allowing restrictions on development around certain waterways. The regulatio[...]

Aug 17, 2018

Customers seek refund from utility over failed nuke project

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina utility should be forced to refund the more than $450 million collected from its customers in connection with a nuclear construction project since the venture failed, ratepayers’ attorneys argue in a lawsuit against the company. In court documents filed Aug. 15 and provided to The Associated Press, lawyers for South Carolina […]

Aug 1, 2018

3M settles with SC federal prosecutor for $9.1M

South Carolina-based U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon settled a civil lawsuit July 26 for $9.1 million with 3M Company to resolve accusations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the United States military. Lydon was joined in bringing the lawsuit by the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of […]

Jul 31, 2018

Utility wants federal judge to stop rate cuts over reactor

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina utility told a federal judge on July 30 that it played by the rules, so lawmakers should too, even if it means saddling customers with billions of dollars of debt from a failed nuclear project. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. wants the judge to stop a temporary 15 percent rate […]

Jul 12, 2018

Lawsuit: South Carolina voting system vulnerable to hacking

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina election officials are accused in a new lawsuit of failing to keep the state’s voting processes secure. The State newspaper reports the suit, which was filed July 10, says the South Carolina Election Commission has deprived voters of their constitutional right to vote by failing to provide a reliable voting system. The suit […]

Jul 9, 2018

Regulators order SC utility to start cutting rates

COLUMBIA (AP) Customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. moved another step closer July 3 to seeing a rate reduction after a failed multibillion-dollar nuclear project. During a brief meeting, the Public Service Commission ordered South Carolina Electric & Gas to start dropping rates by 15 percent beginning this summer, according to a document posted online. […]

Jun 8, 2018

Judge blocks planned shutdown of Savannah River Site project

COLUMBIA (AP) A federal judge has blocked the proposed shutdown of a plant in South Carolina which would turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear reactors. U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs handed down the decision June 7 on the MOX Project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County. Instead of […]

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