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Speak up for the right to speak up

The deadline to let the federal government know that transparency and citizen participation are essential to any major projects it undertakes has...

Administration launches major attack on core environmental safeguard

The Trump administration took the first steps in the administrative process to undermine one of the nation’s most important environmental laws –...

Administration signals unprecedented attack on America’s clean water protections

Today, the Trump administration announced it submitted a proposal for inter-agency review that would reportedly gut the Clean Water Act, strippin...

Appeals Court again sides with citizens protecting clean water

The United States Court of Appeals has rejected a major pipeline company’s request to reconsider the court’s April ruling in which it held that l...

SELC sues for information on secret public lands overhaul

As numerous signs suggest a potential shakeup in how the nation’s public lands are overseen, SELC is suing for access to public information about...

SELC, 16 Southeastern conservation groups urge EPA to abandon Clean Power Plan repeal

Failing to address carbon dioxide pollution through reasonable measures like the Clean Power Plan could lead to a host of dangers to the Southeas...

Window closing to weigh in on weakening of federal coal ash regs

Today marks the end of the opportunity to weigh in on federal efforts to rollback community protections from coal ash pollution. Comments are bei...

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...

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