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Court: Charleston cruise-terminal neighbors must be heard

COLUMBIA, SC – Neighbors affected by a proposed Charleston cruise terminal’s diesel soot and traffic congestion will finally have their voices heard on the terminal’s state permits. The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled today the neighbors do in... Read More »

SELC moves to postpone NEPA changes over FOIA failures

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Attorneys today moved to pump the brakes on a sweeping and industry-friendly downgrade to the National Environmental Policy Act because the Trump administration has refused to provide required public documents that would shed li... Read More »

SELC Announces Winners of the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center has announced the winners of its 2020 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards, to be presented during the Virginia Festival of the Book in March. Read More »

Gasp, SELC Seek Intervention in Flawed ABC Coke Settlement

Birmingham, AL—Conservation groups have filed a motion to intervene in ongoing efforts to approve a proposed settlement to address ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and the impacts on communities around northeast Birmingham and Tarrant, AL. Read More »

Trump Administration Announces Unprecedented Move to Strip Clean Water Act Protections

WASHINGTON–The Trump administration today announced its rule to gut long-established clean water protections despite opposition from hundreds of thousands of Americans. Read More »

White House works to cut public voices from big projects

The Trump administration today revealed a disastrous wish list of cuts to the nation’s bedrock environmental law -- the National Environmental Policy Act -- that will placate industry executives and lobbyists while stripping away the voices of the co... Read More »

Union Hill Citizens Overpower Unfair Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed Friends of Buckingham, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, a victory in their case against the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

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