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SELC Press Releases

State of Tennessee and Conservation Groups Reach Settlement Agreement with TVA Regarding Cleanup of Coal Ash Contamination at Gallatin Fossil Plant

NASHVILLE, TN – The State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and two public interest conservation groups entered into a pair of settlement agreements with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Read More »

TN Coal Ash Cleanup Larger than Seven Unlined, Leaking Pits Duke Energy Refuses to Clean Up

A Tennessee utility today agreed to excavate 12 million tons of coal ash from its unlined disposal pit near Nashville – a site larger than seven of the nine unlined coal ash pits that Duke Energy has been directed to excavate recently in N.C. Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Proposes to Chop More Trees and Cut Public Input

WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Forest Service released a proposed rule today with significant changes to the agency’s process for considering and accepting public input Read More »

Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls

The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina. Read More »

Conservation Group challenges NC Permit Allowing Harmful Pollution into the Rocky River

On behalf of Rocky River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today challenged a state permit to the Town of Siler City. Read More »

More Pollution by More Toxic Substances Found at Duke Energy Coal Ash Sites

More toxic substances are polluting the water at Duke Energy coal ash sites across North Carolina, according to public reports by the company required under a federal law. Read More »

Virginia Senators Urged to Protect Appalachian Trail

WASHINGTON, DC — Today more than 50 organizations from across the state called on Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner Read More »

Court Rules that Drummond is Violating the Clean Water Act on Black Warrior River’s Locust Fork

BIRMINGHAM, AL — An Alabama federal judge has ruled that Drummond Company is violating the Clean Water Act by continuously discharging acid mine drainage into the Black Warrior River’s Locust Fork from the Maxine Mine site. Read More »

Court filing renews commitment to Atlantic exploration

CHARLESTON, SC — In a court filing late Thursday, the federal government said it is “simply evaluating all its options,” when it comes to its drilling plan, appearing to soften previous comments from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that an Alaska... Read More »

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to South Carolina Unanimously Passing Solar Legislation

COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina State Senate and House have unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act, opening the door for more free-market competition in the energy sector and expanded access to solar across the state. Read More »

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