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SELC Press Releases

South Carolina Utilities Remove over 1 Million Tons of Coal Ash

South Carolina utilities have removed over 1 million tons of coal ash from two sites covered by settlement agreements obtained by local conservation groups. Read More »

Press Statement on U.S. House of Representatives’ Vote to Weaken Federal Coal Ash Protections

In response to a bill passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives that weakens federal protections concerning coal ash storage and disposal, Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Frank Holleman released the following statement. Read More »

Citizens Groups Ask Court to Order Cleanup of Seven of 14 Duke Energy N.C. Coal Ash Sites

Citizens groups today asked Wake County Superior Court to conclude litigation over seven of 14 sites where Duke Energy stores coal ash. Read More »

More Access to Solar for more South Carolinians as PSC Approves Utility Solar Incentive Programs

The Public Service Commission has approved solar incentive programs offered by South Carolina’s investor-owned utilities. Read More »

TVA Integrated Resource Plan Shows Clean Energy Is Cost Competitive With Gas and Coal

Knoxville, TN—Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its final 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-range plan that will guide TVA in identifying resources to meet the energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region over the next 20 y... Read More »

Court Rejects North Carolina’s Attempt to Weaken Air Pollution Protections

CHAPEL HILL, NC—In a win yesterday for the people of North Carolina and everyone across the country who suffers health problems from breathing soot, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected North Carolina’s challenge to federal standar Read More »

New Study Questions Economic Benefit Claims of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charlottesville, VA—The claimed economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are overstated, lack sufficient supporting data, and fail to account for environmental and societal costs, according to a newly released analysis by Synap... Read More »

Conservation Groups Call on Virginia’s Utilities to Expand Clean Energy Opportunities In the Long-Range Energy Plans

Today, Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power will file their 2015 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.  These plans chart the power companies’ paths over the next fifteen years. The IRPs will indic... Read More »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Plan Threatens Survival of Endangered Red Wolf Population

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a decision to significantly scale back its extremely successful reintroduction of endangered red wolves into eastern North Carolina. Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Fault in EPA’s Approach to Protecting Americans against Toxic Air Pollution

In a narrow 5-4 decision based on technical administrative law grounds, the U.S. Supreme Court today remanded EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants—a first-ever clean air protection intended to significantly reduce harm from power p Read More »

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