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SELC Statement on New Findings by UK Institute that Burning Wood Pellets from SE Forests Increases Heat-trapping Pollution

An independent analysis published today by the United Kingdom’s Chatham House confirmed that chopping down the Southeast’s forests to burn as wood pellets in UK power plants has increased rather than decreased the nation’s heat-trapping CO2 pollution Read More »

Proposed Permits Allow Duke Energy to Discharge Unlimited Amounts of Pollutants into North Carolina Rivers and Lakes

On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association and Appalachian Voices, the SELC submitted comments on proposed permits for leaking, unlined Duke Energy coal ash sites that would allow discharge of dangerous coal ash pollutants into NC rivers. Read More »

Experts: Duke Energy Favors Expensive New Plants over Lower Cost Clean Energy

Adding more energy efficiency, solar and wind power to Duke Energy’s energy mix will lower costs for its customers in North Carolina, but the utility is using a flawed analysis to justify building costly new gas and nuclear power plants. Read More »

Dismantled stream protections threaten drinking water for southeasterners

Washington, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law a repeal of the Stream Protection Rule, dismantling key protections that help keep our drinking water safe f Read More »

Charleston neighbors fighting for a voice in cruise case

COLUMBIA, SC – Attorneys for neighbors living near Charleston’s Union Pier today argued that the citizens have a right to have their concerns heard when it comes to plans for building a new cruise terminal to host bigger, and more, ships.  The lawye... Read More »

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