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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...

Alabama groups file motion to intervene in ABC Coke consent decree

In northeast Birmingham and Tarrant, Alabama, ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and its impact on nearby communities have prompted conserva...

Union Hill: An ignored history of Virginia, and America

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Executive Director Jeff Gleason reminded Virginians that the nation’s eyes are on us once again as we g...

Court delivers win for Union Hill citizens over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals handed down a victory in SELC’s case against the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board and t...

“No action” at Superfund site not acceptable

A community in eastern North Carolina is taking action after news that a Superfund site in their neighborhood will be left as-is. “It is imperat...

Union Hill has day in court

Today, SELC was before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the state’s permit for a polluting compressor station sited in the histori...

Georgians: Tell the Public Service Commission to reject Georgia Power’s proposed fee hike

Georgia Power is looking to charge customers more for electricity, including making it harder for customers to save money by consuming less. The...

Spraying animal waste is bad, and worse before a hurricane

As coastal communities along the Outer Banks and beyond continue to rebuild after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, there’s an additio...

SELC op-ed: Viral Bubba Gump tweet is a call to action

In early August, a tweet giving wry voice to the weight of climate change impacts in Charleston went viral. In response, Chris DeScherer, Managin...

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