News Feed

By Topic:

Victory for Southwest Memphis: Byhalia Pipeline is done

In a tremendous victory for Memphis, Plains All American Pipeline announced that the company was pulling the plug on the controversial Byhalia Pi...

Virginia’s Pine Grove School named one of ‘America’s Most Endangered Historic Places’

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included Pine Grove School on its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2021....

3 ways to celebrate World Environment Day from right where you are

At the Southern Environmental Law Center, it’s no secret we love the South. Its people, its incredible biodiversity, and its unmatched natural wo...

Memphis pipeline project violates Civil Rights Act

We’ve submitted an administrative complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on behalf...

Chandra Taylor on environmental justice and everyday environmentalists

The latest episode of our podcast, Broken Ground, features Senior Attorney Chandra Taylor, who leads SELC’s Environmental Justice Initiative. Ba...

North Carolina DEQ nixes deal to allow more cyanide into Badin Lake

Public outcry over a transparent plan to evade pollution limits convinced the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to reverse cours...

Catherine Coleman Flowers on being of and for the rural South

Up next in our latest season of Broken Ground is an interview with Lowndes County, Alabama, native Catherine Coleman Flowers. She is founder of t...

Memphis rallies and marches draw attention to Byhalia Pipeline opposition

Prior to a Tuesday city council meeting, a Sunday rally featuring Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign and a Monday...

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 Congressman 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...

More Stories