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Statement by Attorney Sierra Weaver on Today’s USFWS Status Review of Endangered Red Wolves

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by senior attorney Sierra Weaver regarding the long overdue status review of endangered red wolves published today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency. The SELC... Read More »

Holden Beach Withdraws Terminal Groin Applications After Finding Project Fiscally Irresponsible

“We commend the Holden Beach Board of Commissioners for doing the right thing for its beaches, its residents and visitors, and its budget,” said Geoff Gisler, senior attorney. Read More »

Settlement Agreement Reached for U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Sierra Club, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have signed a settlement agreement that will allow NCDOT to proceed with the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass in Craven County. Read More »

Virginia State Water Control Board Stands up for Water

The Virginia State Water Board yesterday used its authority to demand more information as to whether the approvals granted for the ACP and MVP projects under Nationwide Permit 12 are adequate to protect Virginia waterways. Read More »

Appeals Court Sides with Citizens in Petroleum Pipeline Case

RICHMOND, VA — The United States Court of Appeals has ruled that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savannah River watershed in Anderson County, SC, from a gasoline pipeline spill by Kinder Morgan... Read More »

The Commonwealth Leads the South in Fighting Climate Change

The Southern Environmental Law Center has submitted comments on the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) regulations for a carbon cap-and-trade program. Read More »

Citizen Groups Voice Concerns as NC DEQ Tries Hasty Weakening of Coal Ash Rules

Citizen groups from across the state today submitted comments objecting to parts of the NC DEQ proposed coal ash rules that would undercut the rights of NC citizens and weaken provisions of the federal coal ash rule included in the state regulations. Read More »

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