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New season of Broken Ground focuses on women fighting for environmental justice

In celebration of Earth Day, SELC launched the latest season of its podcast, Broken Ground, talking with women in the South who are on the frontl...

Memphis-area member of Congress leads letter asking Biden to re-evaluate Byhalia permit

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, who represents Memphis, led an effort with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to send a letter from 28 members of Congress...

Congressional bill helps communities facing environmental injustice

A bill to advance environmental justice was introduced in Congress earlier this month by U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva, Donald McEachin and U.S. Sen....

Concerned Memphians challenge Corps’ fast-track water permit for Byhalia Pipeline

SELC, filed suit late yesterday on behalf of Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP)*, Protect Our Aquifer, and the Sierra Club, against the U...

Community action stops Atlanta rail terminal

Norfolk Southern recently announced it has abandoned plans to build a rail transfer terminal at the old Chattahoochee Brick site in northwest Atl...

Al Gore comes to Memphis to oppose ‘reckless, racist’ Byhalia pipeline

Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Tennessee Sunday to voice his opposition to the Byhalia pipeline at a rally organized by Memphis Commun...

What you need to know about how the Byhalia Pipeline impacts Memphis

Byhalia Pipeline:  What is going on? Two companies, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Valero Energy Corporation, are trying to build a pipe...

Valero crude oil leak heightens concerns over proposed pipeline

Reports of an 800-gallon crude oil leak last year at a storage site near the terminus of a proposed high-pressure oil pipeline by Valero Energy C...

CHASE, SELC file request to halt Metro Green construction

On behalf of Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment, we’ve moved for an injunction to halt Metro Green Recycling’s construction of a solid w...

Celebrating Black environmental voices

This February we’re highlighting some of the Black voices we’re listening to as we think about the work ahead to build a healthy environment for...

Union Hill makes history—again

It’s been a busy several years in usually quiet Buckingham County. In Virginia’s rural and mostly Black community of Union Hill, the people who—...

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...

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