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SELC Press Releases

SELC statement on challenge to Virginia’s cap-and-trade program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond issued an opinion rejecting to the Virginia Manufacturers Association’s 2020 challenge to Virginia’s cap-and-trade program. In response to the decision, SELC Senior Attorney Nate B... Read More »

North Carolina to Develop Rule to Limit Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The groups behind a rulemaking petition to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from power plants in North Carolina today welcomed its approval by the N.C.  Environmental Management Commission, given the urgency of cutting carbon... Read More »

Federal Suit Filed Against Alabama Regulators’ Approval of Discriminatory Solar Charges

Montgomery, AL– Citizens and conservation groups have filed suit in federal district court against the Alabama Public Service Commission for approving Alabama Power’s discriminatory charges targeting customers with rooftop solar. Read More »

SELC and Partner Groups Applaud Forest Service for Protecting Iconic Max Patch from Escalating Impacts

ASHEVILLE, NC — On Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service announced it is closing Max Patch to camping for two years due to chronic overuse and littering problems at the well-known bald. The Southern Environmental Law Center and other environmental groups... Read More »

Victory for Southwest Memphis: Developers Announce Cancellation of Byhalia Pipeline

MEMPHIS, TN — In a surprise move, Plains All American Pipeline announced late today that the company was pulling the plug on the controversial Byhalia Pipeline, a 49-mile pipeline that would have gone through southwest Memphis neighborhoods. Read More »

Farm Act Bill Signed into Law, Continuing Environmental Injustice of Pollution from Industrial Hog Operations

The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement after Governor Cooper today signed Senate Bill 605, the Farm Act of 2021, into law. Read More »

SELC Statement on environmental review of Dominion offshore wind project

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior, joined by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Senator Tim Kaine, announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is initiating an environmental review of... Read More »

Duke Energy Bill a Money and Power Grab, Failing NC Clean Energy and Climate Goals

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center today issued the following statement by senior attorney Gudrun Thompson regarding draft energy legislation circulated by North Carolina General Assembly staff following months of secret legislat... Read More »

Committee Moves Forward North Carolina Petition for Rulemaking to Limit Carbon Pollution

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The groups behind a rulemaking petition to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from power plants in North Carolina welcomed today’s decision by the Air Quality Committee of the N.C. Environmental Management Commission to refer th... Read More »

Biden Administration Announcement Leaves Crucial Streams, Wetlands, and Drinking Water Sources in Jeopardy

The Southern Environmental Law Center today released the following statement regarding the EPA’s announcement that it plans to repeal and replace a harmful, destructive rule by the prior administration. Read More »

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