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SELC Press Releases

SELC Applauds Brenda Mallory’s Confirmation as Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality

WASHINGTON, DC — Brenda Mallory, Director of Regulatory Policy for the Southern Environmental Law Center, has been confirmed by the United States Senate to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). As Chair of CEQ she will be a pri... Read More »

Agreement Allowing Toxic 1,4 Dioxane Pollution in Drinking Water Source Challenged in Court

An agreement by state regulators with the City of Greensboro allows increased discharges of cancer causing 1,4-dioxane into the drinking water source for nearly one million people in violation of the Clean Water Act and state water quality laws. Read More »

Concerned Citizens Challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fast-Track Water Permit for Byhalia Pipeline

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), filed suit late yesterday on behalf of Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP)*, Protect Our Aquifer, and the Sierra Club, against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to adopt N... Read More »

Energy Bill Help and Access to Clean Energy Part of Settlement Approved by N.C. Utilities Commission

The clean energy settlement will help households earning a low- to moderate-income control their energy bills, while promoting greater access to clean energy for all North Carolinians. Read More »

Customers, Conservation Groups File Federal Challenge against Alabama Power’s Discriminatory Solar Charges

WASHINGTON, DC – A petition filed today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asserts that the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) violated federal law when it allowed Alabama Power to impose punitive charges against customers... Read More »

Landmark Environmental Justice Bill Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the most far-reaching Congressional bill to advance environmental justice was introduced, during a time of increasing political commitment to address how communities of color and people with limited financial means bear the bru... Read More »

Clean Energy Advocates Call on TVA to Halt Its Plans for New Gas, Align with Federal Goals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Clean energy groups, in public comments submitted on March 13, are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to halt its plans for a massive build-out of gas-fired power plants that are inconsistent with President Biden’s cal... Read More »

Court Finds North Carolina’s Denial of Mountain Valley Pipeline Permit Consistent with Clean Water Act

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided that the NC Department of Environmental Quality complied with the Clean Water Act and state water quality laws in denying water quality certification to Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC. Read More »

Hopes for Action on PFAS, Water Protections, Coal Ash and Climate Change with Regan EPA Leadership

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement by Derb Carter regarding the expected confirmation of Michael Regan, former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. Read More »

Report by Duke and UNC Shows Cost-Effective Approach to Reducing Carbon

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—According to a report released today by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, setting a declining cap on carbon pollution from power plants and joining a cooperative effort... Read More »

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