Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Federal Court Throws Out Approval of ACP Through National Forests

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the US Forest Service’s federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Read More »

Federal Court Throws Out Forest Service Permit, Rules Agency Can’t Authorize Crossing AT

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. Read More »

Memphis Groups Call For Shelby County Health Department To Revoke Five TVA Water Well Permits Under

MEMPHIS, TN – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, sent a letter yesterday calling for the Shelby County Health Department to revoke and not re-issue Read More »

Administration’s Attack on Clean Water Act is a Giveaway to Polluters

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in reaction to the administration’s proposal that guts the Clean Water Act Read More »

Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, S.C. – Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Virginia SCC Rejects Dominion IRP and ACP Construction is Halted

A Federal Court stayed a key permit of the ACP resulting in Dominion announcing a construction halt on the project. Also today, the SCC rejected Dominion's Integrated Resource Plan. Read More »

Urgent Action Needed to Save Wild Red Wolves While U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deliberates

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it will delay changes to regulations governing the management of wild red wolves while it considers a recent court decision, the Southern Environmental... Read More »

SELC Statement on Reports the Trump Administration Will Issue Seismic Blasting Permits

Following reports that the Trump administration is preparing to issue permits needed for seismic blasting despite virtually unanimous coastal opposition, the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement: “Permitting seismic bla... Read More »

Alabama Utilities Confirm Pollution of Groundwater, Stability Problems with Unlined Coal Ash Pits

Recent filings from Alabama utilities show that in addition to ongoing groundwater contamination, most coal ash ponds are less than five feet from the uppermost aquifer, or potentially in the aquifer, and are located in seismic impact zones. Read More »

Agreement Reached on Chemours’ PFAS, GenX Pollution in North Carolina

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Cape Fear River Watch, and the N.C. DEQ signed a proposed consent order with the Chemours Company, LLC, that requires the company to fix its decades-long pollution of the Cape Fear River. Read More »

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