Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

VA Water Board Squanders Opportunity to Protect Virginians

RICHMOND, VA – SELC released the following statement after the Virginia State Water Control Board’s decision not to take steps to amend or revoke the water certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines: Read More »

Court Partially Halts North Carolina Legislature’s Power Grab

The SELC released statements after the Wake County Superior Court issued an injunction to stop the NC legislature’s efforts to place two constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall. Read More »

EPA Proposes Do-Nothing Approach to Greenhouse Gas Rule

The Trump EPA today extended its unprecedented streak of placating polluters, this time floating a plan that will do little or nothing to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by, among other things, potentially lengthening the lifespans of the nation’s ol... Read More »

Federal Judge Strikes Down Administration’s Clean Water Act Attack

A federal judge in South Carolina today struck down the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections for nearly 20 million people in the South and 117 million people across the country. Read More »

FERC rejects requests to reconsider its approval of the ACP, opening the door for a judicial challenge to its permit

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of a group of 13 conservation organizations filed suit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its approval of the Atlantic Coast P Read More »

Court Temporarily Halts North Carolina Legislature’s Power Grab

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court issued an order halting the printing of North Carolina ballots as litigation continues on the NC legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall. Read More »

FERC Orders Construction to Stop on Entire Route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered all construction halted on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out developers’ National Park Service permit. Read More »

Federal Court Throws Out Another Key ACP Permit; ACP faces same problems plaguing now-halted MVP

RICHMOND, VA— The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the National Park Service’s permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a case argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and the Read More »

The North Carolina NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, SELC and Forward Justice Join Forces to Challenge North Carolina Legislature’s Unconstitutional Power Grab

CHAPEL HILL, N.C – Clean Air Carolina and the North Carolina NAACP, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), will file suit today against North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore, Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and the State Read More »

Trump Administration Releases Destructive Rollback of Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Trump administration released its proposal to rollback clean car standards – freezing fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles at 2020 levels for five years. Read More »

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