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Dismantled stream protections threaten drinking water for southeasterners

Washington, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law a repeal of the Stream Protection Rule, dismantling key protections that help keep our drinking water safe f Read More »

Charleston neighbors fighting for a voice in cruise case

COLUMBIA, SC – Attorneys for neighbors living near Charleston’s Union Pier today argued that the citizens have a right to have their concerns heard when it comes to plans for building a new cruise terminal to host bigger, and more, ships.  The lawye... Read More »

Gallatin coal ash trial concludes

Nashville TN. -- A federal Clean Water Act lawsuit brought by conservation groups against the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) concluded Thursday after four days of testimony. Read More »

Congress is attacking clean water safeguards in order to protect the coal industry

Washington, D.C.- Today the House of Representatives will use an obscure tool, the Congressional Review Act (CRA), to dismantle the Stream Protection Rule (SPR), which protects clean water for communities living near mining sites Read More »

Local Residents and Property Owners Ask NCDOT to Look at Alternatives to $600M Mid-Currituck Bridge

Chapel Hill, N.C.– Local residents and property owners from the Currituck mainland and the northern Outer Banks sent a letter today to Secretary of Transportation, Jim Trogdon, asking him to look at a more affordable and less damaging solution to tra... Read More »

Zero public support expressed for Kinder Morgan cleanup plan

Belton, S.C. – Not a single public comment gathered in response to Kinder Morgan’s proposed gasoline cleanup plan voiced any support for the company’s long-delayed efforts to restore waterways and wetlands fouled by a 2014 pipeline rupture. The majo... Read More »

Statement by David Carr, General Counsel, of the Southern Environmental Law Center on the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announcement of the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease sale off of the northern Outer Banks

Chapel Hill, N.C. --“Today’s action by the U.S. Department of the Interior accelerates responsible renewable energy development off the coast of North Carolina. ” “If developed responsibly, offshore wind energy promises to generate not only clean el... Read More »

Chesapeake coal ash site “highly vulnerable” to coastal hazards

Chesapeake, VA – More than two million tons of coal ash buried on the banks of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River is “highly vulnerable” to both Atlantic storms and sea-level rise, according to a new report from coastal scientists. The ash i... Read More »

Following Overwhelming Opposition from the Atlantic Coast,  Seismic Testing Permits Denied

Washington, D.C. — Following overwhelming opposition to Atlantic drilling from coastal communities, businesses, and the military, and a recent decision to block expansion of drilling by the Obama administration, Read More »

Groups Challenge Proposed Cumberland Island Development

Woodbine, GA- Conservation groups filed an appeal today of the Camden County Planning Commission’s decision to grant a hardship variance for a proposed development on Cumberland Island. Read More »

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