Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Court Decision Keeps Reliable Outer Banks Transportation Route Moving Forward

CHAPEL HILL, NC - A federal court today ruled in favor of conservation groups represented by the SELC defending the NC DOT’s plan to provide safe, reliable transportation on Hatteras Island by moving a section of Highway NC-12 into Pamlico Sound. Read More »

Trump Administration Seeks to Subsidize Coal, Keep Old Plants Burning

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — President Trump is seeking to subsidize over-budget nuclear reactors and outdated coal facilities while ordering his energy secretary to halt the closures of uneconomical coal plants, turning back the clock on years of energy ad... Read More »

Appeals Court Again Sides with Citizens

RICHMOND, VA — The United States Court of Appeals has rejected Kinder Morgan’s request to reconsider its April ruling in which the Court held that local citizen groups can enforce the Clean Water Act to stop continuing pollution of the Savannah River... Read More »

SELC Sues for Information on Secret Public Lands Overhaul

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is suing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for failing to release information about efforts to fundamentally reorganize federal agencies responsible for managing federal public l... Read More »

Embattled Utility SCE&G Allowed to Block Solar Competitors

COLUMBIA, SC — SCE&G, accused of misleading lawmakers and the public by concealing the failings of a nuclear construction project that cost its customers billions of dollars, has now been given the go-ahead to put the squeeze on small, competing powe... Read More »

Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration over its Illegal Approval of $2.2 Billion 540 Toll Road

The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of NC challenging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s illegal approval of the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway. Read More »

FERC Should Stand by its Order

Today, Atlantic Coast Pipelined developers asked FERC for the right to continue construction despite the potential harm to endangered species. The Southern Environmental Law Center is issuing the following statement in response to that letter: Read More »

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 »