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SELC Press Releases

SELC Calls for Submissions for Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

Groups Oppose TVA’s Coal Ash Cover Up Plan as Public Comment Period Ends

NASHVILLE, TN—Several groups issued a final appeal to TVA to reverse course on a controversial plan to permanently cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or adjacent to rivers in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Read More »

SELC Statement on NC House Passage of Coal Ash Legislation

Chapel Hill, N.C.–The following is a statement concerning the passage of legislation by the N.C. House that repeals portions of the North Carolina Coal Ash Management Act. Read More »

Drinking Water Supplies for Over 2 Million People in Tennessee at Risk under TVA’s Coal Ash Plan

Nashville, TN— Drinking water supplies for 2.3 million people in Tennessee are downstream from leaking, unlined coal ash sites located on or in rivers that TVA proposes to cover up and let pollute rivers and groundwater indefinitely. Read More »

Abandoned Mine Site Continues to Pollute Locust Fork of Black Warrior River

Birmingham, AL— Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue today against Drummond Company for violations at its Maxine Mine site, an abandoned underground coal mine located on the banks of the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River. Read More »

Federal Coal Ash Trial Concludes

Richmond, VA–The first federal trial focusing on a utility’s toxic coal ash leaks as a violation of the Clean Water Act ended Friday after four days of testimony. Read More »

Southeast Opposition Mounts as Senate Considers Proposal Tying Western Wildfire Funding to Logging

Washington, DC— Today the U.S. Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources committee held a hearing on long-needed Congressional efforts to stabilize funding for wildfire suppression in the Western United States. Read More »

Court Asked to Stop U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from Capturing and Killing Wild Red Wolves

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Conservation groups late yesterday asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from capturing and killing the dwindling population of wild red wolves. Read More »

Groups Urge Southern Utilities to Bring Solar Power Benefits to Struggling Customers and Communities

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Southern utilities have done little to bring the proven economic advantages of solar power to lower income families and communities that could most use the benefits of this cost-saving energy. A report released today outlines how t... Read More »

Citizen Groups Take Duke Energy to Federal Court for Coal Ash Pollution at its Mayo Site

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today brought a Clean Water Act enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its coal ash pollution at its Mayo facility. Read More »

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