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SELC Press Releases

New Information Shows Utility Profits, Not Need, is Behind $5.5 Billion Pipeline

New information from Duke Energy shows that utility customers in North Carolina do not need the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

Citizens Go to Federal Court over Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution in Stokes County, Dan River Basin

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On behalf of Appalachian Voices, the Stokes County Branch of the NAACP, and the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed in federal court to stop Duke Energy’s violations of t... Read More »

Court Orders Evaluation of Murphy-Brown Hog Operations Identified as Threats to Groundwater

Chapel Hill, N.C. –Yesterday, a federal court agreed with conservation groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center and ordered that industrial hog producer Murphy-Brown comply with a 2006 agreement to clean up groundwater contaminatio... Read More »

New study shows Dominion is holding Virginia back

Charlottesville, VA — The approximately 30 million tons of toxic coal ash that Dominion is storing in unlined pits at four Virginia power plants could be recycled and used in building materials according to a new study.  The report co-authored by Ke... Read More »

Local and citizen groups object to DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 Billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today more than a dozen groups asked North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality to withdraw a draft air permit for a large facility that would expose people living in the community to toxic air pollution. Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Decision Puts National Forests at Risk

SELC strongly opposes the U.S. Forest Service decision to approve the ACP, slated to cut through 600-miles including lands in the Appalachian Mountains and the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests. Read More »

Congaree Riverkeeper to sue over utility’s refusal to excavate coal tar from waterway

COLUMBIA, SC – Congaree Riverkeeper today filed a notice of intent to sue – the required precursor to a lawsuit – to halt SCE&G’s plans to cover acres of a toxic coal-tar plume with fabric, rather than to excavate the mess as first promised. The uti... Read More »

Groups Take Legal Action Against FERC on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A coalition of affected landowners and conservation groups today filed a request for rehearing urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a massive interstate gas pipeline that would tra Read More »

First county in Tidewater bans fracking

 Charlottesville, VA— Richmond County’s unanimous vote to ban oil and gas drilling and fracking sends a clear message that counties have a strong interest in protecting their land and water from risky industry ventures. The decision last night in Ric... Read More »

Groups Intervene in Vogtle Cost Proceedings

In today’s opening hearing in Georgia Power Company’s 17th Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report proceeding, groups are urging the PSC to reject the utility’s request for approval of its revised cost and schedule for two nuclear units. Read More »

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