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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Decision Puts National Forests at Risk

SELC strongly opposes the U.S. Forest Service decision to approve the ACP, slated to cut through 600-miles including lands in the Appalachian Mountains and the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests. Read More »

Congaree Riverkeeper to sue over utility’s refusal to excavate coal tar from waterway

COLUMBIA, SC – Congaree Riverkeeper today filed a notice of intent to sue – the required precursor to a lawsuit – to halt SCE&G’s plans to cover acres of a toxic coal-tar plume with fabric, rather than to excavate the mess as first promised. The uti... Read More »

Groups Take Legal Action Against FERC on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A coalition of affected landowners and conservation groups today filed a request for rehearing urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a massive interstate gas pipeline that would tra Read More »

First county in Tidewater bans fracking

 Charlottesville, VA— Richmond County’s unanimous vote to ban oil and gas drilling and fracking sends a clear message that counties have a strong interest in protecting their land and water from risky industry ventures. The decision last night in Ric... Read More »

Groups Intervene in Vogtle Cost Proceedings

In today’s opening hearing in Georgia Power Company’s 17th Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report proceeding, groups are urging the PSC to reject the utility’s request for approval of its revised cost and schedule for two nuclear units. Read More »

SELC: Congress Passes Bill Proposing to Treat Southeastern National Forests as Mere Crops

Washington, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement on the so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936). The legislation, which passed in the House late Wednesday, proposes to create massi... Read More »

Additions Proposed to Two Virginia Wilderness Areas

Charlottesville, VA—Senator Tim Kaine has introduced a bill, the Virginia Wilderness Additions Act of 2017, co-sponsored by Senator Mark Warner, that would protect an additional 5,600 acres of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Read More »

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