A study released today by three major Southern universities, commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation and Southern Environmental Law Center, concludes that wildlife habitat and biodiversity in the Southeast are at risk due to rapidly expanding biomass energy development.
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The rapid development of woody biomass energy facilities in the Southeast U.S. has large implications for regional land cover and wildlife habitat, says a new study by three major Southern universities, released today by National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC).
The National Wildlife Refuge Association and Defenders of Wildlife, represented by Southern Environmental Law Center, continue to advocate for reliable and safe transportation on the Outer Banks.
Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution is killing over 900,000 fish and deforming thousands more each year in Sutton Lake near Wilmington, N.C., according to a new study conducted by Dr. Dennis Lemly, research associate professor of biology at Wake Forest University and a leading expert on selenium poisoning.
A press conference will detail a new scientific study about the effects of pollution on fish in Lake Sutton, a popular fishing lake near Wilmington, N.C.
The continued use of a controversial permit in the Black Warrior River watershed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fails to comply with federal requirements for surface mining, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Southern Environmental Law Center and Public Justice on behalf of Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Defenders of Wildlife.
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) applaud Georgia Power’s decision to withdraw its proposed solar tariff as part of a settlement agreement filed Monday with the Georgia Public Service Commission. SELC represented SACE in the rate case to advocate against the proposed tax as an unjustified and punitive measure on customers who deploy solar to offset their electricity consumption.
Another South Carolina Utility Agrees to Remove Coal Ash from River Shared by North And South CarolinaNovember 19, 2013
For a second time, a South Carolina utility today agreed to remove coal ash from the banks of a river that flows through both North and South Carolina.
In a groundbreaking settlement with conservation groups, Santee Cooper has agreed to remove 1.3 million tons of coal ash from the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina.
Court Rules Conservation Groups Are Full Parties in Allen and Marshall Plants Coal Ash Pollution SuitsNovember 18, 2013
Mecklenburg County Superior Court ruled that the Catawba Riverkeeper represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center will be a full party in a civil prosecution brought by North Carolina against Duke Energy for coal ash pollution at its Allen and Marshall plants on Lakes Wylie and Norman.