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SELC Press Releases

National Forests Expert and Senior Attorney Sarah Francisco Named Director of SELC’s Virginia Office

Charlottesville, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center has announced that longtime attorney Sarah Francisco has been named the new Virginia office director, where she will lead the organization’s legal and policy work throughout the state. Read More »

Mid-Currituck Bridge Delayed – New Traffic Forecasts Show Bridge Not Needed

The schedule for constructing the controversial Mid-Currituck Bridge—an expensive and environmentally destructive seven mile toll-bridge that would connect the Outer Banks town of Corolla with mainland Currituck County—has again been delayed. Read More »

Appalachian Power Allowed to Withdraw Solar Program, Avoiding Decision on Solar Financing

Yesterday the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved Appalachian Power Company’s request to withdraw its application for an experimental renewable energy program, thereby avoiding a ruling on the legality of solar power purchase agreements in Read More »

Conservation Groups Obtain Agreement Requiring Coal Ash Removal from Duke Energy’s Buck Plant

Yadkin Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have reached a settlement with Duke Energy that requires the removal of all the coal ash from the unlined, leaking coal ash pits. Read More »

SELC, Coosa Riverkeeper Intervene in ADEM Suit over Oxford Wastewater Pollution

SELC and Coosa Riverkeeper have filed a motion to intervene in the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s suit against the Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oxford, Alabama. Read More »

Court Rules in Favor of Conservation Groups’ Challenge to Pulp Mill Pollution Discharge Permit

A state administrative court has ruled in favor of conservation groups challenging a pulp mill’s visible, foul-smelling pollution of the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia. Read More »

Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from Capturing and Killing Wild Red Wolves

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina today issued a preliminary injunction that orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop capturing and killing of wild red wolves. Read More »

Conservation Groups Appeal Decision Allowing Sea Island Groin Construction

SELC representing One Hundred Miles filed an appeal today after a state administrative court denied the groups’ petition last month challenging the issuance of a permit for construction of a groin on Sea Island. Read More »

Study: Proposed Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Not Needed

AFTON, VA – A new study of the mid-Atlantic’s demand for natural gas reveals that two proposed and highly controversial interstate pipelines are not needed because existing pipelines can supply more than enough fuel to power the region through 2030. Read More »

Settlement to Offset Harm from Monroe Bypass through Land Conservation and Water Quality Protections Announced

The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, today announced a million-dollar settlement with the North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Environmental Quality to conserve land... Read More »

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