Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Over 70% of Camden County Residents Oppose Plans to Rezone Cumberland Island for Development

The majority of Camden County residents overwhelmingly oppose plans to rezone 1,000 acres on Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development, according to a recent public opinion poll. Read More »

White House Budget Poses Threat to Health & Safety of Southern Communities

Washington, D.C. – The White House released its proposed budget calling for deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and critical infrastructure investments, threatening thousands the health of Southern families. Read More »

McAuliffe Sends D.C. A Climate Change Message

Charlottesville, VA— Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and to show the nation that, despite key environmental protections being stripped away at the federal level, Virginia is moving forward. Read More »

Groups Go to Court to Stop Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pollution of Roanoke River Basin

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its ongoing illegal coal ash pollution at its Roxboro plant on Hyco Lake Read More »

Duke Energy Attempts to Avoid Consequences of Illegal Coal Ash Pollution in North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C.—In a desperate attempt to avoid the consequences of its illegal coal ash water pollution in North Carolina, Duke Energy filed a baseless law suit in Virginia against the Roanoke River Basin Association. Read More »

Ignoring Overwhelming Opposition, Trump Administration to Resume Consideration of Seismic Blasting in the Atlantic Ocean

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to resume consideration of seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean Read More »

Livable Nashville Already Moving City Forward

Nashville, TN— Today the Nashville Electric Service’s community solar project received a capacity award through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Distributed Solar Solutions program that will help it quickly move forward.  NES’s community solar projec... Read More »

Citizens Group Challenges State Air Permit for Major Polluter Issued Without Public Notice or Community Input

Chapel Hill, N.C.—On behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, the Southern Environmental Law Center challenged a new state air permit for a proposed Enviva wood pellet plant in Hamlet, North Carolina, because it was issued without any not... Read More »

Dominion’s IRP - Not the Whole Picture

Charlottesville, VA — Dominion Virginia Power recently filed its Integrated Resources Plan that fails to lay out a clear path forward for energy plans in Virginia and to transparently address the question of the need for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.... Read More »

Southern Groups Intervene to Defend Atlantic Coast from Seismic Blasting

Washington, D.C.- Conservation groups today moved to intervene in an industry challenge to the federal government’s denial of permits for seismic testing in the Atlantic. Read More »

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