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Final Interior rule on public info avoids disaster but concerns remain

The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a final rule today that impacts the agency’s process for releasing public records in ongoing effort...

SELC and partners blast Forest Service proposal to gut NEPA

The U.S. Forest Service proposed sweeping policy changes in June that would eliminate environmental review and public involvement for most of its...

SELC condemns administration plan to dismantle Endangered Species Act

SELC came out strongly against changes to implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act put forth this week by the Trump administration. “Th...

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...

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