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SELC Press Releases

GASP, SELC Reach Settlement Agreement with Drummond and Regulators to Address ABC Coke Pollution

BIRMINGHAM, AL—GASP and the Southern Environmental Law Center have made significant improvements to a consent decree to address ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and the impacts on communities around northeast Birmingham and Tarrant, AL. Read More »

SELC Statement on Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—SELC released the following statement by Executive Director Jeff Gleason in response to President Biden’s Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and start undoing other Trump administration environmental rollbacks. Read More »

Game changing bills released to rein in Dominion energy bills

RICHMOND, VA—A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are proposing a package of bills aimed at ending decades of overcharging by Virginia’s monopoly electric company Dominion. Read More »

North Carolina to Consider Climate Change Solution as Communities Feel Impacts

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Clean Air Carolina and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a petition for rulemaking with the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission Read More »

New bill puts Virginia on the road to cleaner air

Today, Delegate Lamont Bagby put forth a bill to reduce car pollution and make electric vehicles more accessible in Virginia Read More »

Groups Appeal Alabama Public Service Commission’s Approval of $1+ Billion Gas Expansion

Montgomery, AL—Energy Alabama, GASP, and the Southern Environmental Law Center are appealing the Public Service Commission’s approval of Alabama Power’s petition for its single largest capacity increase ever, with a price tag for customers... Read More »

SELC seeks to halt Trump administration’s parting shot at national forests

BIG STONE GAP, VA — A lawsuit filed today seeks to reverse the Trump administration’s elimination of critical safeguards that have protected national forests from unneeded, ill-conceived and destructive logging, road building, and utility right-of-wa... Read More »

N.C. DEQ Air Permit for Smithfield-Dominion Biogas Facility Perpetuates Harms in North Carolina

The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement from Blakely Hildebrand, an attorney at the center, regarding the air permit for a large-scale Align RNG biogas facility issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Qua... Read More »

Court Allows CHASE, SELC to Join Suit against Metro Green

STONECREST, GA—Last week a DeKalb County Superior Court granted Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment’s (CHASE) motion to intervene in the ongoing challenge against Metro Green Recycling. Read More »

Pipeline Proposed by Valero and Plains Puts Black Communities, Memphis’ Drinking Water at Risk of Contamination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Protect Our Aquifer, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Memphis Community Against the Pipeline are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a federal permit for a pipeline Read More »

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