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SELC Press Releases

SELC Seeks Transparency from the North Carolina Railroad Company

SELC today filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Railroad Company (“NCRR”) after the railroad refused to produce documents for review under the North Carolina Public Records Act. Read More »

Funding cut reveals growing drilling opposition

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has stepped in to block offshore drilling, sending a clear message to the Trump administration that the pursuit of oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean is against the wishes of Read More »

Trump Administration’s Energy Plan Stalls Progress on Climate Change

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Today the Trump administration released its replacement to a federal plan to tackle climate change Read More »

Supreme Court Upholds Virginia’s Ban on Uranium Mining

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The United States Supreme Court today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Virginia’s 37-year-old ban on uranium mining in the Commonwealth Read More »

State of Tennessee and Conservation Groups Reach Settlement Agreement with TVA Regarding Cleanup of Coal Ash Contamination at Gallatin Fossil Plant

NASHVILLE, TN – The State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and two public interest conservation groups entered into a pair of settlement agreements with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Read More »

TN Coal Ash Cleanup Larger than Seven Unlined, Leaking Pits Duke Energy Refuses to Clean Up

A Tennessee utility today agreed to excavate 12 million tons of coal ash from its unlined disposal pit near Nashville – a site larger than seven of the nine unlined coal ash pits that Duke Energy has been directed to excavate recently in N.C. Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Proposes to Chop More Trees and Cut Public Input

WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Forest Service released a proposed rule today with significant changes to the agency’s process for considering and accepting public input Read More »

Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls

The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina. Read More »

Conservation Group challenges NC Permit Allowing Harmful Pollution into the Rocky River

On behalf of Rocky River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today challenged a state permit to the Town of Siler City. Read More »

More Pollution by More Toxic Substances Found at Duke Energy Coal Ash Sites

More toxic substances are polluting the water at Duke Energy coal ash sites across North Carolina, according to public reports by the company required under a federal law. Read More »

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