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SELC Press Releases

Trump Administration’s Proposed Repeal of Clean Water Rule Poses Significant Threat to Water Quality

Washington, D.C. - The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement regarding today’s announcement of the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal Read More »

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

Charlottesville, VA- SELC is filing a motion asking that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims as a basis for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

Federal Court Rules Conservation Groups Can Proceed with Oxford Wastewater Violation Claims

Oxford, AL- A federal court has ruled that the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coosa Riverkeeper can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read More »

Court Action Seeks to Get Duke Energy Coal Ash Out of Groundwater, Stream and Stop Leaks into Mayo Lake

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today filed an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its illegal plans to leave over 6 million tons of coal ash in groundwater and a stream Read More »

Under Pressure Duke Energy Withdraws Requests to Add Cancer-causing Pollution

Chapel Hill, N.C.- After the SELC, on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Clean Air Carolina, filed suit challenging Duke Energy’s requested permit to put more cancer-causing bromide pollution in NC rivers and drinking water supplies Read More »

SELC on the United States’ Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Deal

Charlottesville, VA – President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord signals deep denial both on the reality of climate change and on America’s growing clean-energy economy. Read More »

Duke Energy’s Plan to Leave Coal Ash in Groundwater and Floodplain at Roxboro Violates Law, Groups Say

Chapel Hill, N.C.- SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Assoc., sent notice of its intent to enforce national standards of coal ash storage against Duke Energy’s proposed plan to keep coal ash pits as open dumps at Duke Energy’s Roxboro Read More »

Over 70% of Camden County Residents Oppose Plans to Rezone Cumberland Island for Development

St. Marys, GA- The majority of Camden County residents overwhelmingly oppose plans to rezone 1,000 acres on Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development, according to a recent public opinion poll. Read More »

White House Budget Poses Threat to Health & Safety of Southern Communities

Washington, D.C. – The White House released its proposed budget calling for deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and critical infrastructure investments, threatening thousands the health of Southern families. Read More »

McAuliffe Sends D.C. A Climate Change Message

Charlottesville, VA— Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and to show the nation that, despite key environmental protections being stripped away at the federal level, Virginia is moving forward. Read More »

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