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FERC Orders Construction to Stop on Entire Route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered all construction halted on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out developers’ National Park Service permit. Read More »

Federal Court Throws Out Another Key ACP Permit; ACP faces same problems plaguing now-halted MVP

RICHMOND, VA— The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the National Park Service’s permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a case argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and the Read More »

The North Carolina NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, SELC and Forward Justice Join Forces to Challenge North Carolina Legislature’s Unconstitutional Power Grab

CHAPEL HILL, N.C – Clean Air Carolina and the North Carolina NAACP, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), will file suit today against North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore, Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and the State Read More »

Trump Administration Releases Destructive Rollback of Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Trump administration released its proposal to rollback clean car standards – freezing fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles at 2020 levels for five years. Read More »

SELC Calls for Submissions for the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

Motion Seeks To Split V.C. Summer, Dominion Hearings

COLUMBIA, SC — Thousands of South Carolina power customers should first find out if they must spend decades paying for a failed nuclear project before Dominion Energy’s offer to buy SCANA can be accurately evaluated, according to a motion filed today... Read More »

SELC Founder, Executive Director Rick Middleton Announces Retirement and Longtime Deputy Director Jeff Gleason Will Assume Helm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Rick Middleton, who founded the Southern Environmental Law Center 33 years ago and built it into a powerhouse of environmental and legal protections for the Southeast, has announced he will retire at the end of March 2019. Read More »

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