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Fight to Open SCE&G to Solar Competition Heads to SC Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, SC — A South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) order that stifles cost-cutting energy competition in SCE&G territory is being appealed to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Read More »

Trump Administration Signals Unprecedented Attack on America’s Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Trump administration had submitted a proposal for inter-agency review that would reportedly gut the Clean Water Act Read More »

Court Decision Keeps Reliable Outer Banks Transportation Route Moving Forward

CHAPEL HILL, NC - A federal court today ruled in favor of conservation groups represented by the SELC defending the NC DOT’s plan to provide safe, reliable transportation on Hatteras Island by moving a section of Highway NC-12 into Pamlico Sound. Read More »

Trump Administration Seeks to Subsidize Coal, Keep Old Plants Burning

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — President Trump is seeking to subsidize over-budget nuclear reactors and outdated coal facilities while ordering his energy secretary to halt the closures of uneconomical coal plants, turning back the clock on years of energy ad... Read More »

Appeals Court Again Sides with Citizens

RICHMOND, VA — The United States Court of Appeals has rejected Kinder Morgan’s request to reconsider its April ruling in which the Court held that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savannah River... Read More »

SELC Sues for Information on Secret Public Lands Overhaul

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is suing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for failing to release information about efforts to fundamentally reorganize federal agencies responsible for managing federal public l... Read More »

Embattled Utility SCE&G Allowed to Block Solar Competitors

COLUMBIA, SC — SCE&G, accused of misleading lawmakers and the public by concealing the failings of a nuclear construction project that cost its customers billions of dollars, has now been given the go-ahead to put the squeeze on small, competing powe... Read More »

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