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SELC Responds to Trump Administration’s Action Gutting Climate Protections

Charlottesville, VA— With a sweeping executive order aimed at dismantling climate protections, the Trump Administration is expected to direct the reversal of the Clean Power Plan and revoke a seven previous actions aimed at combating climate change t Read More »

New Report Shines Light On Sustainable Solar Farm Development in the Southeast

Atlanta, GA- A new report highlights how communities across the Southeast are harnessing the many benefits of solar power while ensuring that energy demands are balanced with smart, sustainable development of solar farms. Read More »

Court Ruling:  Dominion’s Coal Ash Illegally Pollutes Elizabeth River

Richmond, VA – A federal judge today ruled that Dominion Virginia Power is violating the Clean Water Act because coal ash is contaminating groundwater flowing from the site of a former coal-burning power plant into the nearby Elizabeth River. Read More »

Governor McAuliffe Fights to Protect Virginia Waters

Charlottesville, VA - Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new proposed amendment for coal ash pit closures is an example of good governance and careful review.  The Southern Environmental Law Center and its clients, the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and the Jam... Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Coal Mine’s Stream Fill Permit on the Locust Fork

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Jefferson County. Read More »

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