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SELC Press Releases

SELC Appeals Harmful Clean Water Injunction

BRUNSWICK, GA– On behalf of National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles, the Southern Environmental Law Center today appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Read More »

Lawsuit Filed to Immediately Stop GenX Pollution from Chemours Fayetteville Facility

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed suit in New Hanover County Superior Court arguing that the Department of Environmental Quality should use its existing authority Read More »

Federal Court Tosses Dam License in Favor of Better Protections for the Coosa River

A federal court has ruled in favor of conservation groups by tossing a harmful license issued to Alabama Power for operation of seven hydroelectric dams on the Coosa River, addressing the longstanding problems the dams have caused for decades. Read More »

Senate 2018 Farm Bill Statement

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today released the following statement in response to the Senate passing the 2018 Farm Bill. Read More »

State Agency Quietly Weakened Pipeline Water Restrictions

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in the closing days of the McAuliffe administration, rolled back restrictions on construction in streams to help Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers move the project along faster. Read More »

Conservation Groups Voluntarily Dismiss Lawsuit After Cancellation of Timber Sale in Cherokee National Forest

Conservation groups voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit previously filed in federal court alleging that the US Forest Service illegally endangered the soil, forests and waters of the Cherokee National Forest and hid those risks from the public. Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Remands Florida v. Georgia Interstate Water Fight Back to Special Master

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the interstate water case Florida v. Georgia, remanding the case back to the special master for additional fact-finding and briefing of legal issues before issuing a final decision. Read More »

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Plan Dooms Only Wild Red Wolves to Extinction

USFWS proposes confining some and “open season” on remaining highly endangered wild red wolves after ending protective efforts and reintroductions. Read More »

Conservation Groups File New Claims against NCDOT, FHWA, NMFS over Deficient Reviews of $2.2 Billion 540 Toll Road

RALEIGH, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers, the Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Air Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a slew of new claims in their lawsuit challenging the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway.  In these new... Read More »

Fight to Open SCE&G to Solar Competition Heads to SC Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, SC — A South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) order that stifles cost-cutting energy competition in SCE&G territory is being appealed to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Read More »