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Farm Bill would weaken logging protections and curtail public input

The U.S. House of Representatives is once again considering legislation that would bypass public involvement or consideration negative impacts fr...

Holleman to Senators: Federal protections are key to clean water

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday about the essential role of c...

Appeals court sides with citizens, SELC in petroleum pipeline pollution case

The United States Court of Appeals has ruled that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savann...

SELC op-ed: New federal coal ash regulations designed for polluters

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman parses the myriad problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to undermine the national coal ash...

Public comments cause Interior to rethink National Park fee hike

A proposal by the Trump administration to drastically increase visitor fees at national parks is being reconsidered after the Interior Department...

SELC, Appalachian Mountain Advocates ask court to halt pipeline construction

Today SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of their clients, asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to halt construc...

Coal ash update with Senior Attorney Frank Holleman

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman leads regional litigation and policy work on coal ash pollution. In light of several major recent developments aro...

Federal officials getting an earful on offshore drilling as comment period ends

As the public comment period for the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan comes to a close this Friday and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Ma...

EPA looks to undermine key coal ash rule

Last night the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to significantly weaken the national coal ash rule know as the CCR Rule or Co...

Federal attack on key environmental law hidden within infrastructure plan

Not long after President Donald Trump began stocking environmental positions with science deniers and pro-industry advocates, groups like SELC st...

Hundreds in Richmond urge federal officials to protect our coast

Virginians’ only opportunity to speak out about the Trump administration’s proposal to allow offshore drilling off Virginia unfolded this week a...

Trump’s infrastructure plan cuts funding, gives away protections for private profit

With its announcement today, the White House is putting forward a reckless infrastructure plan that cuts overall federal spending on transportati...

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