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Duke Energy Violates National Coal Ash Rule by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

Washington, D.C.- Local community groups across the country today sent notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information Duke Energy was required to disclose to nearby communities Read More »

Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

Chapel Hill, N.C. Local community groups across the country today sent Duke Energy and government authorities notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information. Read More »

Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center on the UK’s Coal Phase-Out and How That Could Affect Southern Forests

Charlottesville, VA – An announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May that the United Kingdom will phase out coal as a power-plant fuel by 2025 is welcome news as long as clean energy, not polluting wood pellets, is used as a replacement. Read More »

Trump Administration EPA Grants Petition of Notorious Coal Ash Polluters

Chapel Hill, N.C.—Just before an October 18 deadline to make public the results of groundwater testing, the Trump administration’s EPA today sided with utilities notorious for their mishandling of toxic-laden coal ash Read More »

Dominion Puts Atlantic Sturgeon at Risk in the James River

Charlottesville, VA— Dominion is asking the National Marine Fisheries Service to allow it to kill thousands of endangered Atlantic sturgeon in order to continue operating its harmful and polluting Chesterfield Power Station without violating Read More »

Department of Energy’s Report Debunks Secretary Perry’s Claims but Continues to Push Coal

Washington, D.C.- The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement from Katie Ottenweller, Senior Attorney and leader of SELC’s Solar Initiative, in response to a report from the Department of Energy on the reliability of the Read More »

Virginia Lawmakers, Conservation Groups Call on DEQ to Deny Pipeline’s Water Certification

Charlottesville, VA- The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of more than a dozen conservation groups, is calling on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to protect the water quality of communities across the state. Read More »

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