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SELC Press Releases

Conservation Groups Comment on First Proposals to Seismic Blast North Carolina’s Coast

On behalf of several conservation groups, the SELC today submitted comments to the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) on the first two proposals to conduct seismic blasting with airguns off the North Carolina coast. Read More »

SELC Statement in Response to Federal Charges Filed against Duke Energy

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—SELC Senior Attorney Frank Holleman released the following statement in response to today's news that federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash dischages in North Carolina: “Today, Duke Ene... Read More »

SCE&G Exceeds Schedule in Removing Coal Ash from Lagoons in Wateree, S.C.

According to a recent report under a settlement agreement with conservation groups, South Carolina Electric & Gas removed over 600,000 tons of coal ash from its lagoons on the Catawba-Wateree River near Columbia, South Carolina, by the end of 2014. Read More »

Conservation Groups Seek Clean Up of TVA’s Coal Ash Pollution in the Cumberland River

Nashville, TN – The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a motion in Davidson County Chancery Court asking that its clients, the Tennessee Clean Water Network and Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, be permitted to participate in a state enforcem... Read More »

Congressional Hearing Emphasizes Great Need for Proposed Clean Water Rule

A joint Congressional hearing earlier today on EPA's and the Corps' proposed rule further amplified the need for clarification on what streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. Read More »

SELC’s Nashville Office Expands with the Addition of Two Accomplished Attorneys

Nashville, TN – Southern Environmental Law Center’s Nashville office expands in size and in capacity to protect Tennessee’s environment with the addition of two experienced attorneys. Beth Alexander comes to SELC as a Senior Attorney specializing... Read More »

Southern Environmental Law Center Calls for Protection of Southeast Coasts from Offshore Drilling

Today the U.S. Department of the Interior released a draft five-year plan that would make the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts available to oil and gas leasing starting in 2017. Read More »

Santee Cooper ahead of Schedule in Removing Coal Ash from Lagoons in Conway, S.C.

At its rate of coal ash removal during the last six months of 2014, Santee Cooper will finish removing coal ash from lagoons at its Grainger facility in 2019, four years ahead of schedule. Read More »

Groups Seek to Stop Sewer Utility’s Pollution of Saluda River in Court

On behalf of Congaree Riverkeeper, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed suit in federal court to stop unlawful sewage discharges into the Saluda River near Columbia, S.C. Read More »

Citizens Groups Support Tennessee State Action Against TVA For Alleged Environmental Violations at the Gallatin Fossil Plant

Nashville, Tennessee --Today, three citizens groups announced their support for action taken by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Attorney General against the Tennessee Valley Authority for alleged environment... Read More »

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