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Georgia Power Drags Reluctant Project Owners into Continuing Flawed Vogtle Expansion

ATLANTA, GA—Late yesterday, Oglethorpe Power Corporation voted to move forward with the ill-fated Vogtle nuclear expansion project despite significant concerns about recent and future multi-billion dollar cost increases.  As the final project owner... Read More »

Statement in Regards to Decision in Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on TVA Coal Ash

NASHVILLE, TN— In response to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) issued the following statement on behalf of DJ Gerken, SELC managing attorney: Read More »

ACP Construction Halted in National Forest

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay of the National Forest Service decisions allowing Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction. Read More »

SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges Read More »

Agencies Rush Out New Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to Atlantic’s filings with FERC today. Read More »

SELC Monitoring Sutton Coal Ash Release in Wake of Hurricane Florence

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Following reports of a coal ash breach at Duke Energy's Sutton Power Station in Wilmington, SELC and partners are monitoring the situation and awaiting more information on the extent of the damage at this site. Read More »

Governor Northam Signals Commitment to Address Climate Change

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement regarding Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that his administration Read More »

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