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Coal ash infrastructure fails in wake of Florence’s destruction

As Hurricane Florence continues to churn across the Southeast with many communities still in danger or waiting to fully assess damage, SELC is cl...

Cape Fear River is not a swamp, EPA confirms

In recent years, North Carolina’s Cape Fear River has suffered from increased pollution generated by various industries in the watershed, particu...

Court allows N.C. citizens’ coal ash suit to proceed

North Carolina community groups with members near Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant can continue to press their citizen suit against coal as...

Public, politicians, scientists, and conservationists oppose rule threatening red wolf recovery

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) proposal to drastically cut protections for the only red wolf population left in the wild drew heated...

Filed: N.C. groups challenge legislature’s unconstitutional power grab

UPDATE (8/22/18): SELC is appealing the decision made by a three-judge panel of the North Carolina Superior Court to keep unconstitutional amendm...

Suit filed to immediately stop ongoing GenX pollution from N.C. facility

North Carolina state officials have the authority to immediately stop the water and air pollution from a chemical manufacturing plant north of Wi...

New series explores red wolf viewpoints during critical period

WildSides—an independent nonprofit dedicated to investigating and documenting controversies involving wildlife—has launched Red Wolf Conflict Unt...

New federal plan would doom world’s only wild red wolves to extinction

A new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule, released today, envisions restricting the world’s only wild population of red wolves to one refuge and...

New claims filed over deficient reviews of $2.2 billion N.C. toll road

SELC today filed a slew of new claims and added new defendants in the lawsuit challenging the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway planned south of Rale...

SELC op-ed: N.C. budget bungles GenX action

The state budget pushed through by North Carolina’s Republican leadership again fails to adequately address the water pollution issues dominati...

Court decision keeps reliable Outer Banks transportation moving forward

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- A federal court just ruled in favor of SELC and the conservation groups they represent in defending the North Carolina Depart...

Action needed as legislature sabotages N.C. light rail

The Republican leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed their state budget, developed as a result of closed-door meeting...

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