Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

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 »

Conservation Groups Condemn Killing of Red Wolf Mother

Conservation groups demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ensure the survival of the world’s only wild red wolf population, including an unknown number of puppies mothered by this wolf that may remain in the wild. Read More »

ADEM Urged to Prioritize State Water Plan over Premature Water Regulations

Conservation groups are asking that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) finalize a statewide water management plan before implementing two recently introduced water regulations. Read More »

TVA Falls Short on Commitment to Affordable Clean Energy in its Long-Range Plan

Knoxville, TN - The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) met today to review recommendations on TVA’s updated 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, the long-range plan for meeting regional energy needs over the next twenty ye... Read More »

GA Supreme Court Defers to EPD, Buffer Protection for Freshwater Wetlands Not Required

The Georgia Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Division after the agency appealed a state court of appeals' decision that a 25-foot water quality buffer provision applies to all state waters. Read More »

New Settlement Agreement for Bonner Bridge and N. C. 12

Press Release from The North Carolina Department of Transportation, Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, and NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Read More »

New Analysis finds Burning Wood Pellets from U.S. Hardwood Forests Results in More Carbon Emissions than Burning Coal

A new analysis by experts in carbon lifecycle modeling, Spatial Informatics Group LLC, reveals that using wood pellets will produce 2 1/2 times more carbon pollution than to burn coal. Read More »

EPA Releases Final Clean Water Rule

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released its final Clean Water Rule, helping to provide long-needed clarity on protections for the drinking water sources for more than 117 million Americans. Read More »

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