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SELC Press Releases

Groups Sue for Information about Heartland Institute’s Involvement in EPA Climate Science Decisions

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to release information about the Heartland Institute’s efforts to attack climate science. Read More »

SCC Accepts Evidence that Pipeline Will Cost Virginians $2 Billion

The Virginia State Corporation Commission today accepted evidence that Dominion’s plans for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will indeed be passed on to customers in Virginia. Read More »

FERC Must Halt ACP Construction and Call Rehearing

Charlottesville, VA — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of their client conservation and environmental groups asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to halt construction by Atlantic Coast pipe... Read More »

Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan is a Move in the Right Direction

Today, Senate Democrats released an infrastructure plan that would establish robust funding for our nation’s infrastructure. Read More »

Dominion’s Coal Ash Pits Polluting Our Water with Arsenic and Radium

Dominion recently released data showing its coal ash ponds are contaminating groundwater with pollutants like arsenic, beryllium, lead, and radium throughout the Commonwealth. Read More »

Alabama Power Faces $1.25 Million Fine for Groundwater Pollution from Toxic Coal Ash Pits

Today the Alabama Department of Environmental Management announced Alabama Power will face a $1.25 million fine for on-going violations of groundwater pollution at several of its coal plant facilities across the state. Read More »

Data on the Extent of Groundwater Pollution from Utilities' Coal Ash Pits Due Today

This is a statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the SELC, regarding today’s deadline for utilities under the national coal ash rule. Read More »

N.C. Utilities Commission Allows Increase of Mandatory Fees for Duke Energy Progress Customers

The North Carolina Utilities Commission today issued an order on Duke Energy Progress’s proposal to increase rates and charges that allowed Duke Energy Progress to increase its fixed fee charge to North Carolina customers. Read More »

Memphis Groups Demand TVA Rethink Plan to Use City’s Source of Drinking Water at New Gas Plant

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) sent a letter demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) use a more reasonable and responsible alternative source of cooling water for its Allen gas plant. Read More »

Virginians Stand Up to Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Plans at Richmond Public Meeting

Richmond, VA— Today, Virginians from coastal communities on the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach are joining lawmakers from the Commonwealth in standing up to the Trump Administration and its plans to open our coast to offshore drilling. “This ill-co... Read More »