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​Legal Challenges Filed Targeting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals

SELC on behalf of a coalition of groups, filed legal challenges to decisions by the Virginia State Water Control Board, the National Park Service and, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More »

Outside Experts Find Dominion’s Coal Ash Assessment Inadequate

SELC conducts its own assessment of the state of the leaking coal ash pits in Virginia after a Dominion assessmentfailed to consider realistic clean closure options or properly analyze the pollution at these sites. Read More »

N.C. DEQ Proposes Improvements but Allows a Delay of Toxic Pollution Limits in Permit for Duke Energy’s Marshall Coal Ash Site in Lake Norman

In response to legal action by the SELC on behalf of Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Sierra Club, and Waterkeeper Alliance, DEQ today announced that it will no longer permit natural streams at Duke Energy's Marshall steam station. Read More »

Administration Playing Politics by Only Removing Florida from Offshore Drilling Plan

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement after Secretary Zinke announced he planned to remove Florida from the administration’s draft five-year offshore drilling plan, after opposition from Republican governor, Ri Read More »

Rail Advocates Advance Innovative Vision for Passenger Rail Network

The Southern Environmental Law Center, along with a coalition have jointly released their vision for expanded regional train service throughout the Commonwealth in a new report entitled Virginia's Passenger Trains: Building on Success. Read More »

Trump Administration’s Plan for Offshore Drilling Threatens Southeast Communities

SELC released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its draft five-year offshore drilling plan, proposing to open the Mid- and South Atlantic to risky drilling. Read More »

SELC Statement on Potential Purchase of SCANA by Dominion Energy

CHARLESTON, SC — A Dominion Energy purchase of SCANA would still force South Carolina power customers to pay for a nuclear plant that will never produce power, and it will likely be a springboard to driving Dominion’s controversial, unneeded and woef... Read More »

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