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Ensuring neighbors are included as North Carolina Superfund cleanup proceeds

Just across the Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers from Wilmington, North Carolina, sits Navassa, a rural, predominantly African-American town workin...

In Charleston, new life for a heritage park

The loss of a beloved neighborhood park can cast a long shadow. Public parks help create a community’s sense of place; they’re a shared space whe...

More than 70% of local residents oppose plans to rezone Cumberland Island for development

The majority of residents in Camden County, Georgia, overwhelmingly oppose plans to rezone 1,000 acres of Cumberland Island to allow for more res...

Court: Citizens have no right to contest deceptive land grab

A South Carolina court decision appears to have stripped the ability of citizens to challenge some annexations—even when the town flouted the law...

Dismantled: New report details years of cuts to North Carolina’s environmental protections

Released today, the SELC report Dismantled chronicles the trend of state officials undermining the sensible environmental policies that make Nort...

SELC’s Anne Davis on the future of sustainability in Nashville

Anne Davis, managing attorney of SELC’s Nashville office, was recently named by Mayor Megan Barry to the Livable Nashville Committee—an initiativ...

SELC defending Virginia uranium mining ban against repeated industry attacks

As Virginia Uranium, Inc. continues refusing to take no for an answer, SELC and our partners, the Dan River Basin Association and the Roanoke Riv...

The Fall of Titan

If David were to take on Goliath today, he’d want more than just a good slingshot; he’d want a good attorney. The community around Wilmington, N...

U.S. Supreme Court denies developer’s claims for reimbursement of failed floodplain development

The businessmen behind a venture that proposed to develop 4,000 flood-prone acres near Columbia, South Carolina lost a final legal battle this we...

Charlottesville adopts needed zoning protections for West Main

At its meeting tonight, the Charlottesville City Council adopted a welcome set of zoning changes that strikes an effective balance between protec...

Forest Service rejects Atlantic Coast Pipeline route

Today, the U.S. Forest Service rejected developers’ preferred path for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through the George Washington and Monongahela...

Flooding in Columbia, S.C., gives perspective on SELC’s Congaree campaign

Occasionally current events provide an important perspective on SELC’s past work. This month’s devastating floods in South Carolina underscore ho...

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