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2019 Trends Making and Braking Rooftop Solar in the South

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Today the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) announced its 2019 Solar “Makers” and “Brakers” list highlighting key trends in policies and actions impacting the growth of rooftop solar across the sunny South. Read More »

Conservation Groups Act to Stop PFAS Pollution from Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plants

SELC notified the City of Burlington of its intent to sue the city for its undisclosed and illegal PFAS pollution of the Haw River, its tributaries, and Jordan Lake, the drinking water sources for Pittsboro, N. Chatham County, Cary and Apex. Read More »

Administration Proposes Gutting Rule that Limits Toxic Wastewater from Coal Plants

In response to the Trump administration's proposed rollback of two crucial rules aimed at limiting coal plants' ability to dump toxic pollution into rivers and lakes, and shuting down waterfront coal ash lagoons. Read More »

Groups announce investigation into pellet pollution

CHARLESTON, SC — Environmental groups have sent a notice of intent to sue Frontier Logistics for ongoing plastic pollution from its packaging facility at Union Pier Terminal. The 60-day notice submitted today by the Southern Environmental Law Center... Read More »

Georgia Court of Appeals Sends Plant Vogtle Challenge Back to Fulton County Superior Court

Groups challenging the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to continue the Vogtle nuclear expansion project despite billions in cost overruns will have another chance to make their case that the decision was procedurally flawed and unlawful. Read More »

Department of Interior Releases Final Rule to Withhold Information from the Public

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a final rule today that impacts the agency’s process for releasing public records in ongoing efforts to limit disclosure of damaging information to the agency. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Conservation groups today challenged in court the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections Read More »

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