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SELC Press Releases

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 »

Settlement Agreement Announced between SCE&G, Conservation Groups on Solar Incentive Programs

Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement today between SCE&G, solar business interests, and other stakeholders on proposed solar programs that will significantly boost solar capacity in SCE&G’s South Carolina service area. Read More »

Court Temporarily Enjoins N.C. Mining and Energy Commission from Accepting or Processing Fracking Permits

Wake County Superior Court stayed a constitutional challenge to the state's Mining and Energy Commission by a local conservation group and landowner pending a decision in the appeal of McCrory v. Berger. Read More »

Settlement Agreement Announced between Duke Energy, Conservation Groups on Solar Incentive Programs

Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement this week between Duke Energy, solar business interests, and other stakeholders on proposed solar programs that will significantly boost solar capacity in Duke Energy’s South Carolina service area. Read More »

Virginia Attorney General Supports Local Authority Over Fracking

Fredericksburg, VA—Today Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released an opinion confirming a locality’s ability to use its land use and zoning authority to prohibit shale gas development, also known as fracking. The opinion also confirms that, in... Read More »

Duke Energy to Clean Up Robinson, S.C., Coal Ash after Conservation Groups Disclose Contamination at the Site

After the SELC and Coastal Conservation League disclosed arsenic pollution and the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at the site, Duke Energy today announced it would clean up its coal ash stored beside Lake Robinson in Darlington County, SC. Read More »

No Need to Disrupt Thriving Wildlife and Tourism at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The proven track record of both beach-nesting wildlife and tourism thriving in CHNS under successful National Park Service management of off-road vehicles should not be disrupted. Read More »

Local Groups Appeal DENR and Titan America’s Attempt to Eliminate Citizens’ Right to Challenge Unlawful Air Pollution

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— On behalf of conservation groups, the Southern Environmental Law Center today appealed a lower court decision that would curtail citizens’ rights to challenge state approval of harmful pollution from large industrial polluters—like... Read More »

Yadkin Riverkeeper challenges water quality permit for the $850 million Bypass; calls on N.C. General Assembly to look at cheaper alternatives

SELC today filed a lawsuit in the Office of Administrative hearings on behalf of the Yadkin Riverkeeper, that challenges a state water quality permit for the $850 million Monroe Bypass. Read More »

SELC Calls on Administration: Heed Lessons from BP Spill, Reverse Plan to Drill in Atlantic

On the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent 89-day oil spill, the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement calling on the Administration to reverse plans to open the mid- and south Atlantic to of Read More »

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