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‘Progress for who?’ Phillips Community opposes highway expansion project

In the Phillips Community on the outskirts of Charleston, where there’s rain, there’s flooding. “When I first moved here, it wasn’t a big proble...

Lawsuit: Government illegally ‘cut corners’ to ram through NEPA changes

SELC is representing a group of 17 environmental organizations in a lawsuit filed today accusing the government of racing through an industry-fri...

Feds gut cornerstone environmental protection law

The Trump administration in an announcement today hobbled the nation’s bedrock environmental protection, the National Environmental Policy Act, a...

SELC’s pipeline team reflects on the path to victory

“We’re a billion-dollar company and we’re going to put the pipeline wherever we want to put it.” That’s what a Dominion Energy agent told a fath...

Dominion and Duke Energy abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Updated July 6: When Dominion and Duke Energy announced the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in September 2014, the public knew right from the beginning...

Latest podcast season navigates sea level rise in the South

On the latest season of Broken Ground, which launched this week, podcast host Claudine Ebeid McElwain takes listeners to two Southern coastal cit...

Regional impact: Critical permit for pipelines vacated

A decision reached in federal court late last month could have significant implications for the fate of the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline....

Mega-landfill proposal threatens rural community, historic school

The proposed construction of a massive landfill in rural Cumberland County, Virginia, led SELC lawyers and the University of Virginia Law School’...

SELC podcast launches conversation series

In celebration of Earth Day, SELC is launching a conversation series as part of its podcast, Broken Ground.  The interviews feature authors and...

Proposed Virginia power plant attempts to skirt environmental justice concerns

Chickahominy Power, LLC, the developer behind the proposed Chickahominy Power Station, has requested a special exception groundwater withdrawal p...

Virginia utility proposes pump station on sacred Monacan Indian Nation site

A Virginia utility is proposing to build a raw water intake and pump station on a sacred Monacan Indian Nation heritage site. In a letter to the...

From the steps of the Supreme Court

Months of preparation boiled down to 30 minutes Monday as SELC and its co-counsel made their case before the Supreme Court of the United States....

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