Dollar General Protestors Want Elktoe Study -Brevard NC


Last updated 5/19/2020 at 6:10am

The construction of the Dollar General store on U.S. 276 is well underway. (Times photo by Sean Trapp)

At a press conference on Wednesday, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) announced its initial steps in legal proceedings pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.

The lawsuit alleges that a population of Elktoe Mussels is threatened by the construction of the Dollar General off U.S. 276.

The defendants in the lawsuit are Broadway Construction, Transylvania County and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ).

As previously reported, the press conference was at Becky Mountain and Mill Cover roads, and remarks were made by Steep Canyon Rangers lead singer and guitar...

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