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SELC, coastal partners challenge federal permit for Georgia groin

Though the Georgia coast was largely spared from hurricanes in 2018, storm damage to Sea Island from previous years has led developers to expand...

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...

SELC, partners urge Corps to deny federal permit for Sea Island groin

SELC and partners continue to oppose a federal permit to construct a third coastal barrier wall on Georgia’s Sea Island, especially in light of s...

North Carolina’s Sunset Beach saved from development

Fifteen acres of protective dunes will be spared from bulldozing after the town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina and the developer who wanted to b...

Administration pulls Florida from offshore drilling proposal via Twitter

After talking with @FLGovScott, I am removing #Florida from the draft offshore plan. pic.twitter.com/lZIfdCDNOR — Secretary Ryan Zinke (@Secreta...

SELC op-ed: Atlanta’s voice needed to fight offshore drilling

As Georgia coastal communities continue to recover and rebuild from two major hurricanes that have hit the coast within the past year, these stor...

Army Corps’ permit for Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin challenged

SELC, on behalf of Audubon North Carolina, today challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a terminal groin for Ocean Isle Beach b...

Camden Commissioners vote to delay decision on Cumberland Island rezoning

This week, the Camden County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of granting the National Park Service’s request to slow down the process fo...

SELC, partners challenge proposed subdivision on Georgia’s historic Cumberland Island

Conservation groups filed an appeal today of the Camden County Planning Commission’s decision to grant a hardship variance for a proposed subdivi...

Beach community turns down proposal to harden N.C. beach, destroy habitat

The Figure Eight Island Homeowners Association membership has denied its Board of Directors’ request to move forward with a proposed terminal gro...

SELC, partners appeal Georgia court’s decision allowing construction of Sea Island groin

UPDATE: In late December, the Fulton County Superior Court denied our appeal challenging the proposed groin on Sea Island. SELC and our partners...

Community unable to fish, paddle Georgia’s Altamaha River near polluting pulp mill

A decision is expected within 30 days of closing arguments presented last week in a state administrative hearing over a pulp mill’s visible, foul...

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