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SELC Press Releases

SC horseshoe crab harvest challenged

CHARLESTON, SC — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is failing to follow the law and its obligation to protect one of South Carolina’s most pristine coastal sanctuaries by allowing commercial harvest of horseshoe crabs at Cape Romain National Wildlif... Read More »

N.C. Court Approves Agreement for 99% Reduction of Chemours’ GenX & Other PFAS Water Pollution

A state court today approved an agreement that details the next steps under a consent order negotiated by the SELC on behalf of Cape Fear River Watch with N.C. DEQ and Chemours that requires the company to stop 99% of PFAS water pollution. Read More »

Seismic blasting efforts halted for Atlantic Ocean

CHARLESTON, S.C.  — A status conference on seismic litigation revealed today the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years. The... Read More »

SELC Statement on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Announcement to Downlist the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

ATLANTA – Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announcing plans to downlist the red-cockaded woodpecker. “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposed dow... Read More »

Inconsistent drilling statements sow coastal confusion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — A dizzying array of offshore drilling statements in the past two days about what sections of the Atlantic Ocean were being exempted from oil exploration and what parts are not has sown unnecessary uncertainty into what should be... Read More »

SELC prepares lawsuit against pellet mill

CHARLESTON, SC  –Three environmental groups today sent a notice of intent to sue Jasper Pellets for significant, repeated, and ongoing Clean Air Act violations at its Ridgeland, S.C. wood pellet manufacturing plant. The notice sent today accuses the... Read More »

Camden County Sued for Hiding Critical Spaceport Information from the Public

WOODBINE, GA – Environmental organizations filed new claims today against Spaceport Camden proponents for unlawfully withholding important public documents about the flawed project. Read More »

NC NAACP Taking Constitutional Amendments Case to NC Supreme Court

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina NAACP today announced it will take its case to invalidate two Constitutional amendments to the North Carolina Supreme Court Read More »

Seismic company drops out of oil-search process

CHARLESTON, SC — A seismic-blasting company that appealed to the federal government to override objections from the Carolinas has withdrawn its request for permits.  In a two-paragraph letter addressed to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Weste... Read More »

SELC statement: Trump administration drilling exemptions leave many states at risk

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Southern Environmental Law Center joined dozens of conservation organizations and thousands of coastal communities, businesses and elected representatives in condemning the Trump administration’s announcement leaving much of... Read More »

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