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SELC Press Releases

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 »

Full Credit for South Carolina Solar Customers: Net Metering Settlement Agreement Approved

Charleston, S.C. — The South Carolina Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement reached by utilities and conservation groups, confirming that solar customers in the Palmetto State will receive full credit on their utility bills fo... Read More »

Conservation Groups File Suit Against Dominion Virginia Power Over Coal Ash Pollution Leaking into Elizabeth River in Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – Dangerous pollutants from coal ash pits at Dominion Virginia Power’s Chesapeake Energy Center are contaminating the groundwater and popular recreation areas in the Elizabeth River, alleges a new suit brought by the Sierra Club t... Read More »

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Environmental Groups Challenging Controversial Garden Parkway Toll Highway

In a ruling late Friday afternoon, a Federal Court dealt what is likely the final killer blow to the controversial Garden Parkway, a proposed toll highway project near Charlotte. Read More »

Media Advisory from the Southern Environmental Law Center

Media Advisory from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: March 10, 2015 Contact:  Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or [email protected] MEDIA ADVISORY: South Atlantic Offshore Drilling Forum WHAT:  An afternoon of public... Read More »

Clean Energy Groups Respond to TVA’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan

Knoxville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Valley Authority released its draft 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) detailing how the federal utility will generate electricity in the future. The draft plan reflects TVA’s considerable commitment to resource... Read More »

SELC Announces Winners of Reed Environmental Writing Award

The Southern Environmental Law Center is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 Reed Environmental Writing Award, to be presented March 21 during the Virginia Festival of the Book. Read More »

Conservation Groups Comment on First Proposals to Seismic Blast North Carolina’s Coast

On behalf of several conservation groups, the SELC today submitted comments to the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) on the first two proposals to conduct seismic blasting with airguns off the North Carolina coast. Read More »

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