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SELC Press Releases

With Governors Stacked Against Offshore Drilling, the Coast Has Spoken

Charlottesville, VA- The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe came out against the Trump administration’s plan to consider offshore drilling in the Atlantic, including off Virginia Read More »

SELC: Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens Southeast, Ignores Overwhelming Opposition

Washington, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center submitted comments today in response to the Trump administration’s request for information (RFI) on a new five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program. Read More »

Media and Advocacy Coalition Settles Public Records Lawsuit Originally Brought Against Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s Administration

Chapel Hill, N.C.- A coalition of eight news media companies and advocacy groups who sued former Governor McCrory and several of his cabinet agencies in 2015 for wide-ranging violations of North Carolina’s Public Records Law have reached a settlement Read More »

Corps’ permit for Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin project challenged for flawed analysis

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Audubon North Carolina, today challenged in federal court the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a terminal groin for Ocean Isle Beach. Read More »

Dominion Puts Profits Ahead of Public Necessity

Charlottesville, VA- Expert analysis filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today reveals that Dominion customers will end up paying anywhere between $1.6 to 2.3 billion in unneeded costs if Dominion Energy builds the ACP Read More »

Over 2 Million Tons of Coal Ash Removed from Banks of Wateree River near Columbia

Chapel Hill, N.C.- Under a settlement agreement with the SELC and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, SCE&G reports that over 2 million tons of coal ash and underlying soil have been removed from its coal ash lagoon on the banks of the Wateree River Read More »

SELC Calls for Submissions for Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

Charlottesville, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Nominations are welcome from anyone, including readers, authors, and publishers. Read More »

Victory for Clean Water and Communities in Coal Ash Lawsuit Against TVA

Nashville, TN – Today, a Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee ruled against TVA for coal ash leaks at its Gallatin Fossil Plant and ordered it excavate and move its coal ash from a leaking, unlined pit to an appropriate safe lined site Read More »

FERC Should Not Fast Track Pending Pipeline Decisions Under Newly Confirmed Leadership

Charlottesville, VA- Today’s confirmations would restore the agency’s quorum, increasing the likelihood that FERC will move forward with several pipelines currently under consideration. Read More »

Court Action Seeks to Get Duke Energy Coal Ash Out of Groundwater and Floodplain and Stop Leaks into Hyco Lake

Chapel Hill, N.C.- The SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Assoc, today filed an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its illegal plans to leave over 19 million tons of coal ash in groundwater at its Roxboro facility Read More »

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