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United States, North Carolina and Virginia File Suit Against Duke Energy for Harm from Dan River Coal Ash Spill

The following is a statement from Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the SELC, regarding a complaint filed today in federal court by the U.S. Department of Justice, NC, and VA against Duke Energy for harm from its coal ash spill into the Dan River. Read More »

Georgia Public Service Commission Delivers Clean Energy Wins

Atlanta, GA—Georgia’s electric grid is getting a lot more solar following today’s final vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on Georgia Power’s long-term energy plan. Read More »

N.C. Takes Step to Remove “Swamp Waters” Classification from Lower Cape Fear River

North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission granted a petition from environmental groups to remove the “swamp waters” classification from 15 miles of the Lower Cape Fear flowing past Wilmington. Read More »

SELC Seeks Transparency from the North Carolina Railroad Company

SELC today filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Railroad Company (“NCRR”) after the railroad refused to produce documents for review under the North Carolina Public Records Act. Read More »

Funding cut reveals growing drilling opposition

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has stepped in to block offshore drilling, sending a clear message to the Trump administration that the pursuit of oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean is against the wishes of Read More »

Trump Administration’s Energy Plan Stalls Progress on Climate Change

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Today the Trump administration released its replacement to a federal plan to tackle climate change Read More »

Supreme Court Upholds Virginia’s Ban on Uranium Mining

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The United States Supreme Court today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Virginia’s 37-year-old ban on uranium mining in the Commonwealth Read More »

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