Catawba, wetlands in SC, NC on endangered list

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An environmental group lists the Carolinas three times in its top 10 list of the most endangered places in the South.

The Southern Environmental Law Center's second annual report released Monday includes the Catawba-Wateree waterway that winds through North and South Carolina, Cape Fear wetlands in North Carolina, and freshwater wetlands north of Charleston.

In 2008, American Rivers named the Catawba-Wateree the Most Endangered River in the United States.

South Carolina is suing to stop two North Carolina cities from pumping up to 10 million gallons a day from the Catawba and Yadkin river basins. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the case.

South Carolina's Great Pee Dee River came off the list, after plans for a coal-fired power plant in rural Florence County were dropped.

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