Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges Read More »

Agencies Rush Out New Permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to Atlantic’s filings with FERC today. Read More »

SELC Monitoring Sutton Coal Ash Release in Wake of Hurricane Florence

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Following reports of a coal ash breach at Duke Energy's Sutton Power Station in Wilmington, SELC and partners are monitoring the situation and awaiting more information on the extent of the damage at this site. Read More »

Governor Northam Signals Commitment to Address Climate Change

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement regarding Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that his administration Read More »

Disappointing Court Decision Lets Polluters Off the Hook

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA— In response to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision today, the Southern Environmental Law Center issues the following statement: Read More »

Groups Join Virginia to Defend Ban on Uranium Mining

Today SELC filed an amicus curiae brief, or “friend of the court” brief with the United States Supreme Court, supporting the Commonwealth of Virginia's case to uphold its ban on uranium mining. Read More »

Groups Sue Chemours to Stop PFAS, GenX Pollution under U.S. Water and Toxic Substance Laws

On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sued Chemours in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina for its pollution of air and water. Read More »

SC Supreme Court to Decide if Neighbors Can Challenge Cruise Terminal Permits

CHARLESTON, SC — The South Carolina State Supreme Court will determine whether neighbors living near the city’s Union Pier have the right to challenge state pollution permits issued for a large new cruise ship terminal proposed for historic downtown... Read More »

VA Water Board Squanders Opportunity to Protect Virginians

RICHMOND, VA – SELC released the following statement after the Virginia State Water Control Board’s decision not to take steps to amend or revoke the water certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines: Read More »

Court Partially Halts North Carolina Legislature’s Power Grab

The SELC released statements after the Wake County Superior Court issued an injunction to stop the NC legislature’s efforts to place two constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall. Read More »