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SELC Press Releases

House Farm Bill Fails; Legislation Sought to Gut Fundamental Clean Water, Forestry Protections

The Southern Environmental Law Center today released the following statement in response to the House's failure to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. Read More »

N.C. House and Senate Bill Plays Politics Instead of Addressing Problem while the People of North Carolina Suffer

This is a statement by Derb Carter of the Southern Environmental Law Center in response to the North Carolina Senate Bill 724 and House Bill 972 introduced by state legislators today. Read More »

SELC Responds to FERC Letter Sent to Pipeline Developers

The Southern Environmental Law Center has issued the following statement in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s most recent letter issued to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developers: "According to the Federal Regulatory Commission's ow... Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developers Constructing with Invalid Permit

Richmond, VA – The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to invalidate the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s review of Dominion and Duke Energy’s fracked-gas pipeline. Without a valid permit Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) develo... Read More »

Proposed Allen Permit Fails to Protect Catawba River from Coal Ash

The draft water pollution permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for Duke Energy’s Allen plant on the Catawba River and Lake Wylie does not protect clean water from toxic pollution. Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Stopped in its Tracks

Richmond, Va. — The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision in a case brought by Defenders of Wildlife, Virginia Wilderness Committee and Sierra Club, and argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center, that requires all... Read More »

Federal Judge Denies Administration’s Request to Move Challenge of Clean Water Attack to Texas Court

A federal judge in SC today denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s request to move to Texas a challenge of the administration’s effort to strip away critical safeguards of the Clean Water Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environment laws. Read More »

Groups Request Evidence of Behind-Closed-Doors Discussions between Georgia Power, PSC

Georgia groups filed a joint motion for additional evidence of behind-closed-doors discussions between Georgia Power and some of the Public Service Commissioners leading up to the decision to continue the Vogtle nuclear expansion project. Read More »

Virginia SCC Defends Rights of Renewable Customers

The Virginia SCC sent a clear message today when it rejected Dominion’s request for approval of a renewable product that would have eliminated the utility’s competition from selling renewable energy to large commercial companies Read More »

Groups File to Immediately Stop GenX Pollution from Chemours Fayetteville Facility

On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today asked the Department of Environmental Quality to use its existing authority to require Chemours to immediately stop all emissions and discharges of GenX and chemically re Read More »