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Motion filed to halt seismic blasting

A group of conservation organizations including SELC today asked a federal judge to block the start of harmful seismic airgun blasting in the Atl...

Petroleum industry report inflates benefits of offshore drilling

A report from oil-industry lobbyists supporting offshore drilling relied on inflated numbers, speculative claims and overestimations, according t...

SELC sues to stop seismic blasting in the Atlantic

Southern Environmental Law Center attorneys today joined a coalition of conservation groups in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration...

Coastal voices go unheeded as Trump administration approves seismic blasting permits

Ignoring the resolutions of more than 200 Atlantic Coast communities and the wishes of some of his biggest political supporters, President Donald...

SELC op-ed: Offshore drilling, hurricanes are a dangerous mix for the Southeast

The following piece from Senior Attorney Catherine Wannamaker, highlighting the incredible risks of placing offshore drilling infrastructure in h...

Report shows Atlantic hurricanes, offshore drilling are a dangerous mix

Following on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael hit already vulnerable communities throughout the Southeast in the midst of ongoi...

SELC, partners push back on attempts to weaken offshore drilling safety rules

As the Trump administration attempts to open the Atlantic to offshore drilling, conservation groups across the Southeast are pushing back on plan...

Federal officials getting an earful on offshore drilling as comment period ends

As the public comment period for the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan comes to a close this Friday and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Ma...

Hundreds in Richmond urge federal officials to protect our coast

Virginians’ only opportunity to speak out about the Trump administration’s proposal to allow offshore drilling off Virginia unfolded this week a...

Leadership in Atlanta, Georgia General Assembly join opposition to offshore drilling

After a seven-hour marathon meeting, the City of Atlanta unanimously voted to pass a resolution against offshore drilling and seismic testing thi...

SELC op-ed: Stop playing politics with our coast

Senior Attorney Sierra Weaver, leader of SELC's Coast and Wetlands Program, penned a quick rebuttal to the Department of Interior's stunning deci...

Administration pulls Florida from offshore drilling proposal via Twitter

After talking with @FLGovScott, I am removing #Florida from the draft offshore plan. pic.twitter.com/lZIfdCDNOR — Secretary Ryan Zinke (@Secreta...

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