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SELC Press Releases

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 »

US House of Representatives Votes to Virtually Eliminate Protections for Streams from Mining Waste

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives voting 229-192 to pass H.R. 2824, which would block an upcoming rule to protect waterways from mountaintop-removal coal mining. Read More »

Alabama’s Biodiversity and Tennessee’s Environmental Issues Are the Focus of 2014 Reed Writing Award

Charlottesville, VA – SELC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Award, given each year to two works that exemplify the best environmental writing in the South. One award went to R. Scot Duncan for his book Sout... Read More »

Dan River Groups Seek Cleanup of Duke’s Coal Ash Pollution

The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed motions to allow four conservation groups working on the Dan River to participate in the state court enforcement action against Duke Energy for its illegal coal ash pollution of the Dan River and grou Read More »

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