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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...

Take action to protect 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...

EPA analysis: Proposal cutting clean water protections benefits heavy industry, not farmers

Buried deep in the Environmental Protection Agency’s economic analysis of the agency’s proposal to gut clean water protections lies a finding tha...

Public cut from public lands under Trump order

In the midst of all the turmoil in Washington, D.C., one recent move by President Donald Trump has slipped largely under the radar. Just before t...

Federal court throws out pipeline’s Forest Service approval

Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and part of th...

Clean Power Plan “replacement” steers Southeast in the wrong direction

The Trump administration’s feeble replacement proposal for the Clean Power Plan reverses course, threatening to increase greenhouse gas pollution...

Abandoning vehicle emission limits could upend infrastructure plans

The current administration likes to claim that its attempts to roll back environmental safeguards are all done in the name of “regulatory certain...

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