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SELC Press Releases

Report by Duke and UNC Shows Cost-Effective Approach to Reducing Carbon

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—According to a report released today by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, setting a declining cap on carbon pollution from power plants and joining a cooperative effort... Read More »

Active Energy Sued for Illegal Pollution of North Carolina’s Lumber River from Toxic Site

On behalf of Winyah Rivers Alliance, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sued to stop Active Energy Renewable Power and Lumberton Energy Holdings from illegally polluting the Lumber River in violation of the Clean Water Act. Read More »

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

BIRMINGHAM, AL— Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a challenge in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the Birmingham Water Works Board to enforce a settlement agreement... Read More »

SELC joins legal effort to block horseshoe crab harvest

CAPE ROMAIN, SC – Today, conservation groups asked a federal district court judge to halt a planned blood harvest of thousands of horseshoe crabs in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, arguing the annual harvest violates multiple landmark conservat... Read More »

SELC secures $1 million settlement in plastic-pellet spill

CHARLESTON, SC — Frontier Logistics has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company spilled plastic pellets into the Charleston Harbor from its former facility at Union Pier in downtown Charleston.  The settlement, pending... Read More »

Expert analysis reveals a cleaner pathway for Duke Energy’s future

Raleigh, N.C. – Duke Energy’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) do not represent the most cost-effective way for Duke to serve North Carolina ratepayers, according to expert analysis filed with state regulators by clean energy groups... Read More »

Virginia Senate approves landmark clean cars legislation

RICHMOND, VA—The Virginia Senate approved a landmark bill to reduce car pollution and make electric vehicles more accessible in Virginia. Read More »

2021 Reed Awards Honor Great Writing About the Southeast’s Fragile Coast

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Two writers who have delved into the past and present challenges facing treasured places on the Southeast coast will receive the 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards from the Southern Environmental Law Center. SELC wi... Read More »

SELC & Concerned Citizen Groups Statement in Response to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Verifying that the Byhalia Pipeline Qualifies for Nationwide Permit 12

MEMPHIS, TN—The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Memphis Community Against the Pipeline, Protect Our Aquifer and Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club released the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision t... Read More »

CHASE, SELC File Request to Halt Metro Green Construction

STONECREST, GA—On behalf of Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE), the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has moved for an interlocutory injunction to halt Metro Green Recycling’s construction of a solid waste facility... Read More »

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