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SELC Press Releases

Administration’s Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections is Another Giveaway to Polluters

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in reaction to the Trump administration’s announcement of its final rule to repeal Clean Water Act protections provided by the Clean Water Rule. Read More »

Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new report being distributed to lawmakers shows that a Santee Cooper future based on additional fossil-fuel power will saddle customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in higher costs in in the future compared to other energy... Read More »

SELC Statement on Drilling Ban

CHAPEL HILL, NC — After the House of Representatives passed the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, banning offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and in other waters, the Southern Environmental Law Center released this statement: “The Hou... Read More »

Virginia Groups Call for New East-West Trains

A new report finds that expanding VA’s rail service to add an east-west corridor would make colleges and universities across the Commonwealth more accessible to students, and increase economic development and tourism. Read More »

Swift Action Needed towards North Carolina Clean Energy Plan’s Goal

The Southern Environmental Law Center submitted comments on the draft Clean Energy Plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality as the public comment period closed. Read More »

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to TVA’s Long-Term Energy Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement today that the federal utility’s board approved its integrated resource plan Read More »

Complete 540 Project Moves Forward with Settlement Agreement

The N.C. Department of Transportation and Sound Rivers, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have signed a settlement agreement. Read More »

EPA Proposes Rule to Limit States’ Ability to Protect People & Clean Water from Pollution

An administration’s proposal published today in the Federal Register would limit the information states have when making decisions about how to protect people and clean water from pollution. Read More »

Northam Administration takes important step to improve DEQ

Today, Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler released to Governor Ralph Northam a report setting forth recommendations to improve the Department of Environmental Quality.  Read More »

Moving North Carolina towards Clean Energy a Necessary Step to Combat Climate Change

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement regarding today’s release of a draft clean energy plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Read More »

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