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Infrastructure proposal undermines key environmental safeguards

A new proposal put forward by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster attempts to revive the stalled debate over how to add...

New claims filed over deficient reviews of $2.2 billion N.C. toll road

SELC today filed a slew of new claims and added new defendants in the lawsuit challenging the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway planned south of Rale...

New set of Charlottesville-area Route 29 upgrades earns local endorsements

Looking to build on the success of the recently completed suite of improvements to Route 29 in Charlottesville and Albemarle known as “Route 29 S...

Conservation groups sue over illegal approval of $2.2B N.C. toll road

SELC today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina challenging the United States Fish and...

High stakes for communities, environment in infrastructure debates

It’s National Infrastructure Week. This is the sixth annual effort led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups to highlight the need for...

Trump’s infrastructure plan cuts funding, gives away protections for private profit

With its announcement today, the White House is putting forward a reckless infrastructure plan that cuts overall federal spending on transportati...

N.C. toll road alternatives south of Raleigh would save time, money

By upgrading existing road networks, North Carolina could implement a cheaper, less damaging alternative to the proposed, tolled extension of 540...

How the Virginia General Assembly could impact your commute

As Virginia’s General Assembly works through the annual deluge of proposed bills, resolutions, and budget amendments, a significant portion of th...

Trump’s draft infrastructure plan guts environmental protections, cuts community input

Instead of infusing trillions of federal dollars into the nation’s infrastructure as promised, President Donald Trump wants to shift the financia...

Legal challenge to I-73 urges hard look at cost-saving alternatives

Contending that federal regulators simply dusted off an old and outdated study to issue permits for an unnecessary and destructive new interstate...

Your iPhone just made a multi-billion dollar interstate project obsolete

Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting...

After illegal administration moves, agency to reinstate rule to cut car and truck carbon pollution

SELC is celebrating a major victory after the Trump administration announced today that it will reinstate a federal provision designed to curb cl...

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