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Twin Pines mining plan threatens iconic Okefenokee Swamp

What is the Okefenokee? The Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeast Georgia. The swamp, which covers 438,000 acres and is the largest blackwate...

Cuts to clean water protections threaten Chesapeake Bay restoration

In April 2020, the prior administration’s so-called Navigable Waters Protection Rule stripped federal Clean Water Act safeguards from wetlands an...

Biden administration announcement leaves crucial waters in jeopardy

The EPA announced it plans to repeal and replace a harmful, destructive rule by the prior administration that removed federal pollution protectio...

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...

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...

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...

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