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Rare Red Wolves Released in North Carolina after Federal Court Ruling

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Red wolf captive breeding facilities today announced the release of four rare red wolves into the wild in North Carolina, after conservation groups won a federal court ruling in January that required the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv... Read More »

SELC statement on bill to ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic

WASHINGTON, DC – New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-06) today announced his intention to file a bill to permanently protect the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling. In response, the Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement... Read More »

Federal Regulators Delay Decision and Request More Information on Utilities’ Proposal for New Energy Market

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requested more information before ruling on a proposal by Southeastern utilities to alter the existing wholesale energy market, citing questions on price impacts, transparency, and marke... Read More »

OHM, SELC Challenge Unprecedented Changes to Georgia Dredging Windows

SAVANNAH, GA– Today One Hundred Miles (OHM), represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), filed a challenge against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ unlawful decision... Read More »

North Carolina Reissues Denial of Water Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Today the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality reaffirmed its denial of water quality certification to Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC for construction of its Southgate Project gas pipeline. The State initially denied M... Read More »

Lawsuit Says Smithfield Biogas Project Must Fix Water Pollution and Environmental Injustices

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— On behalf of the Environmental Justice Community Action Network and Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today challenged in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings four state permits for Smithfield-owned... Read More »

Groups demand state agency revoke permit for controversial Byhalia Pipeline

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP), Protect Our Aquifer, and the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, sent a letter to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservat... Read More »

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