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Groups urge Memphis water utility to protect wellfield and aquifer from oil pipeline threat

SELC and a coalition of citizen and conservation groups sent a letter to Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) requesting that the utility take act...

Citizens groups urge federal agency to deny permit for oil pipeline over vital aquifer

SELC and a coalition of conservation and citizen groups is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit for an oil pipeline that woul...

Covid impacts make paying power bills harder; SELC is pushing for solutions

As coronavirus has devastated communities and reorganized home and work life, SELC attorneys have looked to use their expertise to address the ne...

South DeKalb residents challenge Metro Green Recycling facility

Updated Jan. 5, 2021 On December 30, 2020, the DeKalb County Superior Court granted the motion from SELC and Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Env...

NC NAACP takes Constitutional amendments case to state’s highest court

The North Carolina NAACP today announced it will take its case to invalidate two Constitutional amendments regarding photo ID voting requirements...

‘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...

Agreement allows Roxboro residents to breathe cleaner air

People in Roxboro, North Carolina will breathe cleaner air after a highly polluting power plant shuts down by March 2021 thanks to a recently fin...

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...

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