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SELC Press Releases

State Permit for Toxic Air Pollution from Titan’s Proposed Cement Plant Cancelled; Appeal Dismissed

The four-year legal challenge to Titan’s previously proposed cement plant ended yesterday following the Division of Air Quality’s termination of a challenged air pollution permit. Read More »

Conservation Groups Send Notice to Duke Energy of Clean Water Act Violations from Coal Ash Pollution at its Mayo Facility

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sent notice of its intent to sue Duke Energy. Read More »

NC NAACP and Southern Environmental Law Center to Join with Stokes NAACP, Appalachian Voices, and Local Residents To Participate in Stokes County Coal Ash Town Hall for the NC Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights

The NC State Conference of Branches of the NAACP, Stokes County NAACP, Appalachian Voices, & SELC will present to the NC Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights at its April 7 Town Hall in Walnut Cove, NC Read More »

Dominion Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels With A New Natural Gas Power Plant in Virginia

Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order approving Dominion’s fifth new, fossil-fuel-fired power station in recent years. Read More »

Conservation Groups File Motion to Protect Mountain Island Lake from Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pollution

The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a motion on behalf of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation to intervene in a challenge by Duke Energy. Read More »

President’s Decision a Victory for Atlantic Coast

Responding to concerns from hundreds of Southeast communities, businesses, and tourism groups, President Obama today killed a controversial offshore drilling plan for the Atlantic Ocean that opponents said could have changed coastal communities and c Read More »

Concerns Raised about TVA’s Coal Ash “Cover Up” Plan

Nashville, TN—Yesterday Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in partnership with 10 environmental groups raised concerns to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) about its plans to cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or a... Read More »

Statement from Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Southern Environmental Law Center on settlements

The recent settlements of coal-ash wastewater appeals at Possum Point and Bremo Bluff emphasize flaws in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s permitting process. Read More »

N.C. Utilities Commission Decision on Duke Energy’s Proposed Asheville Gas Plant Mixed, Conservation Groups Say

Conservation groups expressed some reservations about today’s mixed decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission on Duke Energy’s proposal to build a new gas-fired power plant in Western North Carolina. Read More »

Pressure Mounting on DEQ to Protect Virginians From Dominion’s Coal Ash Pollution

Charlottesville, VA—Today, on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed an appeal of the permit issued by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to Dominion that would allow the company to pollute... Read More »

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