Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Coastal Groups Denounce Governor’s Decision to Strip Georgia Coast of Protective Buffer

Coastal groups have expressed disappointment in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s announcement earlier today to strip the Georgia Coast of the 25-foot buffer that is designed to protect the marsh from development and other impacts. Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hearing on Dominion Virginia Power’s Long-Range Energy Plan

The Virginia State Corporate Commission is holding a hearing to review Dominion Virginia Power’s most recent Integrated Resource Plan and determine whether the plan is “reasonable and in the public interest.” Critical assumptions about how the utilit Read More »

Press Statement on Northern Beltline Groundbreaking: As Construction Begins, Questions and Doubts Persist about $5.4-Billion Project

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper released the following statement regarding this morning’s groundbreaking event for construction of the first phase of the Northern Beltline. Read More »

Yadkin Riverkeeper and City of Thomasville Announce Settlement in Clean Water Act Citizen Suit

The City of Thomasville and the Yadkin Riverkeeper announced that they reached a settlement resolving the Riverkeeper’s Clean Water Act citizen suit against the city after numerous, sizeable discharges of wastewater. Read More »

Press Statement: SELC and ARA Support Governor’s Announcement of Alabama Water Resources Management Policy Report

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Alabama Rivers Alliance released a statement today in response to Governor Bentley’s announcement of the Alabama Water Resources Management Policy Report. Read More »

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Protections Against Toxic Air Pollution from Coal-fired Power Plants

In a major victory for people’s health, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today upheld EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants – a clean air safeguard that will significantly reduce harms from power plant. Read More »

Press Statement on S.C. Administrative Law Court Ruling in Pollution from Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal Case

Press statement by senior attorney, Blan Holman, on a state court decision regarding the cruise ship terminal proposed for downtown historic Charleston. Read More »

Coastal Groups Urge Corps to Deny Permit for Proposed Development, Cite Impacts from Stormwater Runoff to Rare Marsh and Wetlands

Coastal groups have submitted a comment letter urging the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit allowing development of over 5,500 acres of land, citing stormwater impacts to freshwater tidal marsh and wetlands. Read More »

Living Shoreline Team Receives Funding to Develop Design Guidelines, Workshops to Preserve Alabama and Mississippi Coasts

Government agencies, research institutions, and conservation groups are another step closer to creating a streamlined process for Alabama and Mississippi residents and contractors looking to protect against shoreline erosion. Read More »

SELC Praises South Carolina Solar Power Bill

The Southern Environmental Law Center welcomed the introduction of compromise solar bill in the South Carolina legislature this week. Read More »

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