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SELC Press Releases

Local Groups Appeal DENR and Titan America’s Attempt to Eliminate Citizens’ Right to Challenge Unlawful Air Pollution

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— On behalf of conservation groups, the Southern Environmental Law Center today appealed a lower court decision that would curtail citizens’ rights to challenge state approval of harmful pollution from large industrial polluters—like... Read More »

Yadkin Riverkeeper challenges water quality permit for the $850 million Bypass; calls on N.C. General Assembly to look at cheaper alternatives

SELC today filed a lawsuit in the Office of Administrative hearings on behalf of the Yadkin Riverkeeper, that challenges a state water quality permit for the $850 million Monroe Bypass. Read More »

SELC Calls on Administration: Heed Lessons from BP Spill, Reverse Plan to Drill in Atlantic

On the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent 89-day oil spill, the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement calling on the Administration to reverse plans to open the mid- and south Atlantic to of Read More »

Conservation Groups Appeal Court Approval of Blounts Creek’s Destruction

Conservation groups today appealed an earlier court ruling that would allow a proposed Martin Marietta mine to destroy a popular fishing creek in eastern NC with wastewater from the mine and eliminate the rights of American citizens. Read More »

Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center on Federal Bill to Strip Coal Ash Protections

Statement from Frank Holleman, Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center: “Rep. David McKinley's bill would dismantle the EPA’s recently announced coal ash protections, put public health and safety at risk by stripping the few critica... Read More »

Conservation Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Tenn. Valley Authority (TVA) Over Coal Ash Pollution at Gallatin Plant

Gallatin, TN – Today the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) and the Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN), to end decades of coal ash pollution from Te... Read More »

Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center on Proposed Offshore Drilling Rules

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s proposed offshore drilling rules: “Fully five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Department of Interior has finally... Read More »

Court Approves Destruction of Blounts Creek

A state administrative court upheld a state permit that would allow a proposed Martin Marietta mine to destroy a popular fishing creek in eastern North Carolina with wastewater from the mine. Read More »

Court Requires Corps to Fix Mining Permit in Black Warrior Basin

A federal court has ruled that the Corps must rectify an error in assessing the impacts on water resources from coal mining activities under a controversial permit authorizing the unlimited filling of streams with mining material. Read More »

Conservation Groups Call for Protection of Georgia Coast from Offshore Drilling

Today’s final public meeting to address the proposed plan to open up the Mid- and South Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling is expected to draw comments and concerns from Georgians who oppose the plan. Read More »

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