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SELC Press Releases

FERC Approves Unnecessary and Destructive Pipelines

Charlottesville, VA - Late Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Moutain Valley Pipeline projects. The Southern Environmental Law Center, which had petitioned FERC for an evidentiary h... Read More »

Clean Power Plan Repeal Puts Coal Profits Ahead Of Health, Ignores Accelerating Weather Dangers

Charlottesville, VA – Without offering any ideas, substitutes or leadership, the Trump-appointed EPA chief today announced plans to repeal the landmark Clean Power Plan that was meant to address climate change and the extreme weather it produces. Read More »

After Groups’ Legal Action, Duke Energy Releases Critical Dam Safety Information for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C.- More than two weeks after local community groups notified Duke Energy that they planned to bring enforcement actions against it for withholding legally-required critical dam safety information for coal ash sites across N.C. Read More »

Environmental Groups Reach Settlement in North Carolina Public Records Act Case

Chapel Hill, N.C.—In a major win for transparency, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Waterkeeper Alliance today announced they have reached a settlement in a dispute with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services abou Read More »

Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete

Latta, S.C. – Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting state roads over interstates. That means the boom in modern mapping technology is diminishi Read More »

Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution in Stokes County, Dan River Basin Prompts Citizens’ Step towards Federal Court

Chapel Hill, N.C.- On behalf of Appalachian Voices, the North Carolina Conference of NAACP Branches, and the Stokes County Branch of the NAACP, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sent a notice of intent to sue Duke Energy Read More »

TVA Delays Cleanup of Unlined Leaking Coal Ash Pits with Appeal of a Federal Ruling

TVA filed an appeal today after a federal court ruled against the utility in August for allowing coal ash contamination of clean water at its Gallatin Fossil Plant. Read More »

SELC: Trump Attack on Nation’s Clean Water Protections Illegal, Dangerous

Washington, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), along with 63 organizations, today filed formal objections to the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which safeguards streams, wetlands, and other waters Read More »

Environmental Groups’ Statements on Duke Energy’s Announcement That it Will Now Provide Legally-Required Information to the Public on Toxic Waste Spills

Washington, D.C.- Earthjustice, Southern Environmental Law Center, and our clients are pleased that Duke Energy now says it will comply with the law. Read More »

Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical NC Dam Safety Information

Chapel Hill, N.C. Local community groups across the country today sent Duke Energy and government authorities notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information. Read More »

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