Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Court Voids Two Constitutional Amendments

The Wake County Superior Court today ruled that the illegally gerrymandered North Carolina General Assembly did not have legal authority to place constitutional amendments on the ballot Read More »

Shelby County Health Department Puts Strict Limits on TVA Water Wells at Allen Power Plant

MEMPHIS, TN — This week, the Shelby County Health Department placed strict limits on the use of five water wells at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Allen natural gas plant. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Deficient Water Quality Permit for $2.2 Billion 540 Toll Road

On behalf of Sound Rivers, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, the SELC today filed a petition in North Carolina’s Office of Administrative Hearings challenging the state’s issuance of a water quality certification Read More »

GenX Consent Order Stopping Chemours’ Pollution Modified After Public Comment

Cape Fear River Watch and the Southern Environmental Law Center today issued the following statements regarding changes made to a proposed consent order Read More »

SELC joins groups in filing motion to halt seismic blasting

CHARLESTON, SC – A group of conservation organizations including SELC today asked a federal judge to block the start of harmful seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, a precursor to offshore drilling, until the case can be fully heard in cour... Read More »

Camden County Keeps Local Residents in the Dark about Spaceport Risks

WOODBINE, GA—Georgia conservation groups and concerned residents are demanding answers from Camden County and Spaceport Camden consultants, charging that unlawfully withholding documents concerning public safety and environmental impacts leaves local... Read More »

Coal Ash Cleanup Victory in Virginia

Today, Virginia legislators from both sides of the aisle came together amid a remarkably tumultuous political backdrop, to pass a law that will once and for all protect Virginians from coal ash toxins in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read More »

New Video Outlines What’s at Stake in Federal Proposal to Gut Clean Water Act

Earlier today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened the public comment period for citizens to provide feedback on a proposal to gut the Clean Water Act by redefining what waters are protected. Read More »

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to TVA’s Retirement of the Bull Run and Paradise Fossil Plants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement today that it will be retiring the Bull Run and Paradise Fossil Plants, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement. “We see this... Read More »

EPA PFAS Plan is an Empty Gesture

The Southern Environmental Law Center today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s PFAS Management Plan by Geoff Gisler Read More »

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