American Rivers AND THE Coastal Conservation League have served notice that they are filing action against South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and federal energy regulators under the Clean Water Act. A 60 day notice of a pending citizen’s suit is required by federal law.

According to the Conservationists, SCE&G has caused water quality violations by running Saluda dam to generate maximum profit. At issue are peaking operations ­ the Conservationist groups say that these operations deplete water in the Saluda river of oxygen to the detriment of its ecological health and recreational value.