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Agreement allows Roxboro residents to breathe cleaner air

People in Roxboro, North Carolina will breathe cleaner air after a highly polluting power plant shuts down by March 2021 thanks to a recently fin...

Reminder of hope for endangered wild red wolves

The birth of seven red wolf pups at the North Carolina Zoo symbolizes hope for the world’s only wild red wolf population, teetering once again on...

The future of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests depends on us

More than 1,500 miles of winding trails and nearly 4,000 miles of rivers and streams are part of what makes the Nantahala and Pisgah National For...

Decision to log forest ignores public input and science, threatens trout streams

In a decision announced May 22, the U.S. Forest Service committed to charging ahead with irresponsible plans to log in the headwaters of the Nant...

SELC op-ed: N.C. DOT should look beyond road building to projects that build stronger communities

As the North Carolina Department of Transportation faces multiple challenges made worse by the global health crisis at hand, now is our chance to...

Agreement between N.C. DEQ, local polluter would lead to another retired power plant

This week, SELC attorneys submitted comments supporting a proposed consent order between the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality a...

Buncombe County Commission unanimously passes Craggy Mountain resolution

A proposal to create a new Craggy Mountain National Scenic Area and Wilderness got a boost last week when the Buncombe County Commission unanimou...

Court rules funds rightfully belong to enviro groups

On Friday, April 3rd, the North Carolina Supreme Court delivered a victory for North Carolina and environmental nonprofits, holding that grants a...

Chemours’ plan doesn’t comply with state law

Chemours’ cleanup plan does not even attempt to comply with state law or the consent order it agreed to, and would leave highly contaminated grou...

SELC Op-Ed: Chemours cleanup plan falls short

The plan proposed to cleanup years of contamination from a factory in eastern North Carolina does not go far enough. In the excerpt below Senior...

New study evaluates pathways for reducing N.C. transportation pollution

RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, released a report evaluating the impact of four strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissio...

SELC op-ed: Holleman highlights communities’ role in coal ash settlement

An article penned by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman recently appeared on WRAL. In it, Holleman details the bravery and strength required by the c...

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