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SELC Press Releases

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 »

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 »

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