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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...

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...

Filed: Challenge to Trump administration rule allowing more toxic wastewater from coal plants

Representing groups from communities near and downstream of coal plants in the Carolinas, the Southern Environmental Law Center today challenged...

SELC flags Endangered Species Act violation in EPA rule harming clean water

Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified the Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Endangered Species Act when it cut...

Agreement reached to protect Rocky River Watershed

On behalf of Rocky River Watch, SELC just reached a settlement with the Town of Siler City and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Qua...

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting water from pollution

Following a decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, SELC released the following statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman. SELC submitted an...

SELC Op-Ed: Chemours cleanup plan falls short

The plan proposed to cleanup years of contamination from a factory in eastern North Carolina does not go far enough. In the excerpt below Senior...

Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution

Updated March 19, 2020: After submitting the required notices, and without a satisfactory response from Frontier Logistics, SELC has filed a fed...

Company withdraws plans to inject wastewater into Memphis’ drinking water source

The Carrier Corporation announced it will withdraw its application to inject partially treated wastewater from its Superfund site in Collierville...

Alabama must develop a water plan

Despite ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive water management plan for Alabama over the past several years, Alabama remains an outlier amon...

DOE needs to rethink problematic landfill proposed for nuclear Superfund site

Concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) handling of the Oak Ridge Reservation Superfund site continue to grow as the department pres...

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