Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Conservation Groups Take U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Court for Failures to Protect the World's Only Wild Red Wolves

Conservation groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves. Read More »

Court rejects Dominion’s motion to dismiss coal ash lawsuit

Last Friday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dominion Virginia Power’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, over the illegal contamination of the Southe... Read More »

Test results confirm TVA’s coal ash leaking into Cumberland River and impacting drinking water

Nashville, TN—Today Southern Environmental Law Center, Tennessee Clean Water Network, and Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association released test results confirming that sediment in the Cumberland River near Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin Fossil Pla... Read More »

Proposed Enviva Wood Pellet Plant Raises Concerns of Increasing Carbon Emissions

A proposed Enviva facility that would burn wood biomass to manufacture wood pellets for export to Europe violates air quality regulations by failing to minimize harmful carbon pollution Read More »

New Analysis from TVA Confirms Solar Has Value, But Shortchanges the Amount

NASHVILLE, TN—Today TVA released its “Distributed Generation- Integrated Value” report, the result of a year-long stakeholder process intended to calculate the economic value that solar power provides to the TVA grid. The report confirms that by enco... Read More »

Murphy-Brown Faces New Legal Challenge after Ignoring Agreement to Clean Up Hog Farm Contamination

Conservation groups filed a motion in federal court seeking to require Murphy-Brown to comply with a 2006 agreement to clean up groundwater contamination at 11 hog facilities in eastern North Carolina. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge NC Environmental Agency’s Sweetheart Settlement with Duke Energy over Widespread Coal Ash Contamination

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—In a legal challenge filed today, conservation groups across North Carolina asked the state Superior Court to overturn approval of a settlement between Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality over the utility’s Read More »

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 »

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