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Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After submitting the required notices, and without a satisfactory response from Frontier Logistics, SELC has filed a federal lawsuit against the plastic-pellet packager and shipper asserting that the company is responsible for ongo... Read More »

Experts Expose Glaring Flaws in Alabama Power’s Billion Dollar Request

Montgomery, AL—Hearings concluded today before the Alabama Public Service Commission concerning Alabama Power’s petition to add nearly 2.4 gigawatts of new capacity, a proposal that will cost customers at least $1.1 billion. Read More »

Court: Charleston cruise-terminal neighbors must be heard

COLUMBIA, SC – Neighbors affected by a proposed Charleston cruise terminal’s diesel soot and traffic congestion will finally have their voices heard on the terminal’s state permits. The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled today the neighbors do in... Read More »

SELC moves to postpone NEPA changes over FOIA failures

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Attorneys today moved to pump the brakes on a sweeping and industry-friendly downgrade to the National Environmental Policy Act because the Trump administration has refused to provide required public documents that would shed li... Read More »

SELC Announces Winners of the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center has announced the winners of its 2020 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards, to be presented during the Virginia Festival of the Book in March. Read More »

Gasp, SELC Seek Intervention in Flawed ABC Coke Settlement

Birmingham, AL—Conservation groups have filed a motion to intervene in ongoing efforts to approve a proposed settlement to address ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and the impacts on communities around northeast Birmingham and Tarrant, AL. Read More »

Trump Administration Announces Unprecedented Move to Strip Clean Water Act Protections

WASHINGTON–The Trump administration today announced its rule to gut long-established clean water protections despite opposition from hundreds of thousands of Americans. Read More »

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