Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Court Victory: Wild Red Wolves Get a Chance at Survival

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina today issued an order declaring that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act. Read More »

Virginia Argues for Maintaining Longstanding Uranium Mining Ban

Today the United States Supreme Court heard argument from the Commonwealth of Virginia in support of its 35-year old statewide ban on uranium mining, which is being challenged by Virginia Uranium, Inc. Read More »

Governor Northam Strengthens Preparation for Climate Change

RICHMOND, VA — Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued an Executive Order on Increasing Virginia’s Resilience to Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards. Read More »

Georgia Conservation Groups File Federal Challenge to Sea Island Groin

Georgia conservation groups are challenging a federal permit that could allow the construction of a third coastal barrier wall on Sea Island to begin as soon as today. Read More »

Civil Rights and Environmental Groups ask Court to Invalidate Four Constitutional Amendment Proposals

The North Carolina NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Forward Justice filed a motion for Summary Judgment in their case challenging four proposed amendments to North Carolina’s constitution. Read More »

Conservation Easement Secured for 339 Acres in Union County to Offset Harm from Monroe Bypass

MARSHVILLE, NC-  The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, in partnership with Catawba Lands Conservancy, today announced the purchase of a conservation easement for a 339-acre proper... Read More »

Cooper Prepares North Carolina for Climate Change

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and strengthen the resiliency of communities after two hurricanes pummeled the state in two years. Read More »

Smithfield Plans Do Not Solve Pollution Problems from its Massive Hog Waste Lagoons

In response to Smithfield’s plans to produce biogas at 90 percent of its North Carolina industrial hog operations, the Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by attorney Blakely Hildebrand. Read More »

New Report: Hurricanes and Offshore Drilling Would Be a Dangerous Combination for the Southeast

CHAPEL HILL, NC - As the Southeast recovers from Hurricane Florence and the Trump administration continues its push to open the Atlantic to offshore drilling, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today released a new report documenting Read More »

Southern Environmental Law Center Launches New Website Shedding Light on Utility Charges for Rooftop Solar Customers

SELC launched the Rates of Solar website, an interactive site that provides simple, straight-forward information about how utilities across the Southeast are treating customers with rooftop solar. Read More »