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SELC Press Releases

Conservation Groups Appeal Decision Allowing Sea Island Groin Construction

SELC representing One Hundred Miles filed an appeal today after a state administrative court denied the groups’ petition last month challenging the issuance of a permit for construction of a groin on Sea Island. Read More »

Study: Proposed Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Not Needed

AFTON, VA – A new study of the mid-Atlantic’s demand for natural gas reveals that two proposed and highly controversial interstate pipelines are not needed because existing pipelines can supply more than enough fuel to power the region through 2030. Read More »

Settlement to Offset Harm from Monroe Bypass through Land Conservation and Water Quality Protections Announced

The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, today announced a million-dollar settlement with the North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Environmental Quality to conserve land... Read More »

Groups Sue Drummond over Abandoned Mine’s Pollution of the Locust Fork

Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against Drummond Company for violations at its Maxine Mine site. Read More »

North Carolina DEQ Seeks to Permit Duke Energy’s Leaks of Coal Ash Polluted Wastewater into the Dan River and Roanoke River Basin

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Three new permits proposed by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to allow Duke Energy once more to pollute the Roanoke River Basin with polluted wastewater —the same river basin where Duke Energy had its 2014 cat... Read More »

King George County Supervisors enact special use permit, setbacks, and other zoning provisions to restrict drilling

KING GEORGE COUNTY – The county Board of Supervisors tonight voted to protect its residents and its landscape by restricting where in the county oil and gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” could occur. Using its land-use a... Read More »

Local Groups File Challenge to Protect Sunset Beach and Bird Island

Groups file a challenge in the state Office of Administrative Hearings to NC permit for a private developer to bulldoze 15 acres along the Sunset Beach oceanfront to allow for building 21 houses. Read More »

Solar Win for Tennessee Homeowners as Kingsport Power Drops Proposed Demand Charge

Nashville, TN—Today the Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved a settlement in which Kingsport Power dropped its proposal to enact a burdensome demand charge for solar customers. Read More »

TVA Plans to Pollute Water Supplies Indefinitely with Leaking, Unlined Coal Ash Pits

Nashville, TN—Even while arsenic pollution in South Carolina rivers is dropping as coal ash is removed by utilities, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced its plan to simply leave millions of tons of its coal ash in leaking, unlined pits. Read More »

Georgia Builds on Clean Energy Momentum with Commission’s Vote

The Public Service Commission today maintained Georgia’s momentum toward a clean energy future in its final decision approving Georgia Power Company’s long term energy plan. Read More »

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