Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Duke Energy Halts Proposal for Controversial Carolinas Transmission Line

Conservation groups are applauding today’s announcement that Duke Energy is reconsidering plans for the Western Carolinas Modernization Project. Read More »

Press Statement on Sutton Groundwater Fine Settlement

This morning, Duke Energy and NC DENR (now DEQ) announced a settlement of an appeal of a groundwater fine at the Sutton site in North Carolina that purports to abandon groundwater enforcement at all 14 power plants. Read More »

Conservation Groups File Appeal of Monroe Bypass Case

Conservation groups have filed an appeal in federal court saying that last week’s ruling by a district court judge failed to properly scrutinize the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s review of the $838 million Monroe Bypass. Read More »

Statement on Two Court Decisions Regarding the Proposed Garden Parkway and Monroe Bypass by Kym Hunter, Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued two court orders regarding two Charlotte-area highway projects--the proposed Garden Parkway and Monroe Bypass. Read More »

Landmark Carolina Coal Plant Pollution Case Settles

On behalf of the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environment North Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed against Duke Energy. Read More »

Upstate Forever and SELC Join Forces to Oppose Duke Energy Transmission Line and Substation Project

The Southern Environmental Law Center will represent Upstate Forever in an effort to stop Duke Energy from building a massive new transmission line and a new substation in South Carolina. Read More »

PSC Approves Alabama Power’s Request for 500 MW of Renewable Energy

Today the Alabama Public Service Commission approved Alabama Power’s request to pursue 500 MW of renewable energy capacity, and provided recommendations for how the utility should proceed in carrying out the process for vetting projects. Read More »

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Notice for Failures to Protect the World’s Only Wild Red Wolves

Conservation groups today notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue the agency for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves and illegal action in authorizing the killing of a breeding female red w... Read More »

TVA’s Long-Range Plan Fails to Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy

Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors approved the federal utility’s integrated resource plan (IRP) to guide energy decisions for Tennessee and the other states in the TVA region over the next 20 years. Read More »

Press Statement: Alabama Power’s Request for Renewable Energy

Today the Alabama Public Service Commission heard testimony from Alabama Power Company on the utility’s request for approval on 500 MW of renewable energy capacity. Read More »

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