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EPA pollution plan stalls progress on climate change

Today the Trump administration released its replacement to a federal plan to tackle climate change and, as predicted, the industry-friendly alter...

Freedom of Information request reveals quota for cutting endangered species protections

A Freedom of Information Act request by SELC and Defenders of Wildlife has revealed that the Southeast region of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

EPA attack on mercury rule is dangerous for the South

A Trump administration plan that would open the door to more mercury emissions from power plants is unlawful and could, in a worst case, add 240...

Broad coalition goes on record against gutting of Clean Water Act

SELC continued its battle against a proposal by the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to strip Clean Water Act protection fr...

Far-reaching public lands bill reauthorizes Land and Water Conservation Fund

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress passed and President Donald Trump recently signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, a...

Groups challenge Interior’s failure to disclose public information

Today SELC and Defenders of Wildlife filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Interior officials for failing to pr...

It’s “Sunshine Week,” but SELC focus on public records is year-round

It’s Sunshine Week across our SELC region. And while we are enjoying the extra hour of evening sun gained by setting the clocks ahead, that’s not...

Clean Water Act proposal drastically cuts protections against pollution

SELC continues to battle a Trump administration proposal that would radically reduce the nation’s number of streams and wetlands protected by the...

Protecting our clean water

A few weeks ago the Environmental Protection Agency announced an unprecedented, risky proposal to gut clean water protections that have been in p...

Trump address offers little direction on infrastructure again

In his State of the Union address last night, President Donald Trump spoke often of the need for unity and bipartisanship. One area that has long...

Trump EPA could let coal plants spew more mercury

The Trump administration wants to allow electric utilities to spew more mercury from plants, reversing one of the nation’s most successful pollut...

New federal funds foster engagement in management of public forests

Although the news was overshadowed by the government shutdown, Congress got something important done before wrapping up in December. With passage...

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