Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Virginia SCC Rejects Dominion IRP and ACP Construction is Halted

A Federal Court stayed a key permit of the ACP resulting in Dominion announcing a construction halt on the project. Also today, the SCC rejected Dominion's Integrated Resource Plan. Read More »

Urgent Action Needed to Save Wild Red Wolves While U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deliberates

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it will delay changes to regulations governing the management of wild red wolves while it considers a recent court decision, the Southern Environmental... Read More »

SELC Statement on Reports the Trump Administration Will Issue Seismic Blasting Permits

Following reports that the Trump administration is preparing to issue permits needed for seismic blasting despite virtually unanimous coastal opposition, the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement: “Permitting seismic bla... Read More »

Alabama Utilities Confirm Pollution of Groundwater, Stability Problems with Unlined Coal Ash Pits

Recent filings from Alabama utilities show that in addition to ongoing groundwater contamination, most coal ash ponds are less than five feet from the uppermost aquifer, or potentially in the aquifer, and are located in seismic impact zones. Read More »

Agreement Reached on Chemours’ PFAS, GenX Pollution in North Carolina

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Cape Fear River Watch, and the N.C. DEQ signed a proposed consent order with the Chemours Company, LLC, that requires the company to fix its decades-long pollution of the Cape Fear River. Read More »

Response to Interior and Agriculture Press Conference on Wildfire Management

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today released the following statement in response to a press conference held by Sonny Perdue, Agriculture Secretary, and Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary, about fire management on U.S. public lands. Read More »

Birmingham City Council Passes Resolution against Cahaba Beach Road

Today the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution to oppose Cahaba Beach Road, a proposed project which would allow construction of a road and bridge through the heart of an undeveloped area that protects Birmingham’s drinking water. Read More »

Groups Go to Court to Protect Haw River & Jordan Lake from Impacts of Massive Chatham Park Development in Pittsboro

On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the SELC today filed a motion to intervene with the Office of Administrative Hearings to protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake. Read More »

Virginia turning a corner on coal ash cleanup

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA— Today the Northam Administration announced an agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and Dominion Energy to ensure that the coal ash at Dominion’s Chesapeake Energy Center will be required to meet the same regulatory stan... Read More »

Health Risks Found at Dutch Gap Conservation Area Due to Chesterfield Coal Ash

A new report finds that pollution coming from the Chesterfield Power Station may be leading to an increased health risk for some visitors to the nearby Chesterfield County Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Approximately 15 million tons of coal ash, a bypr... Read More »