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SELC Press Releases

King George County Supervisors enact special use permit, setbacks, and other zoning provisions to restrict drilling

KING GEORGE COUNTY – The county Board of Supervisors tonight voted to protect its residents and its landscape by restricting where in the county oil and gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” could occur. Using its land-use a... Read More »

Local Groups File Challenge to Protect Sunset Beach and Bird Island

Groups file a challenge in the state Office of Administrative Hearings to NC permit for a private developer to bulldoze 15 acres along the Sunset Beach oceanfront to allow for building 21 houses. Read More »

Solar Win for Tennessee Homeowners as Kingsport Power Drops Proposed Demand Charge

Nashville, TN—Today the Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved a settlement in which Kingsport Power dropped its proposal to enact a burdensome demand charge for solar customers. Read More »

TVA Plans to Pollute Water Supplies Indefinitely with Leaking, Unlined Coal Ash Pits

Nashville, TN—Even while arsenic pollution in South Carolina rivers is dropping as coal ash is removed by utilities, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced its plan to simply leave millions of tons of its coal ash in leaking, unlined pits. Read More »

Georgia Builds on Clean Energy Momentum with Commission’s Vote

The Public Service Commission today maintained Georgia’s momentum toward a clean energy future in its final decision approving Georgia Power Company’s long term energy plan. Read More »

SCE&G Removes over 1 Million Tons of Coal Ash from Wateree Site

CHAPEL HILL, NC—According to its semi-annual report under a settlement agreement negotiated by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, South Carolina Electric and Gas now has removed over 1 million t Read More »

SCE&G Removes over 1 Million Tons of Coal Ash from Wateree Site

NASHVILLE, TN—According to its semi-annual report under a settlement agreement negotiated by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, South Carolina Electric and Gas now has removed over 1 million tons Read More »

SELC Calls for Submissions for Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

Groups Oppose TVA’s Coal Ash Cover Up Plan as Public Comment Period Ends

NASHVILLE, TN—Several groups issued a final appeal to TVA to reverse course on a controversial plan to permanently cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or adjacent to rivers in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Read More »

SELC Statement on NC House Passage of Coal Ash Legislation

Chapel Hill, N.C.–The following is a statement concerning the passage of legislation by the N.C. House that repeals portions of the North Carolina Coal Ash Management Act. Read More »

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