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SELC Press Releases

SELC Statement on EPA’s Feckless PFAS Action Plan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by Geoff Gisler, a senior attorney at the center who has fought for PFAS cleanup in North Carolina, regarding the EPA Administrator’s roundtable today in Fayettevi... Read More »

Groups Challenge TVA’s Monumental Decision to Permanently Lock Power Distributors into Contracts

SELC is challenging in federal court the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) monumental decision to implement never-ending contracts designed to keep local power distributors captive customers of the federal utility forever. Read More »

Conservation Groups Reach Agreement for 99 Percent Reduction of Chemours’ GenX & Other PFAS Water Pollution

On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the SELC today reached agreement on the details of next steps under a consent order with the N.C. DEQ and Chemours that requires the company to stop 99 percent of GenX and other PFAS water pollution. Read More »

Conservation Groups Seek to Stop Wood Pellet Company’s Illegal Pollution of Lumber River

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Winyah Rivers Alliance, the Southern Environmental Law Center today notified Active Energy Renewable Power that the British-owned company must stop its unpermitted discharges of industrial stormwater into the Lumber Riv... Read More »

SELC Seeks Nominations for Phil Reed Environmental Writing Award

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

Lawsuit: Government illegally “cut corners” to ram through NEPA changes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — A group of 17 environmental organizations in a lawsuit today accused the government of racing through an industry-friendly rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act by “cutting corners” and discarding decades of rule-maki... Read More »

SELC Statement on U.S. House of Representatives Passing of the Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Great American Outdoors Act. Read More »

YouGov poll: Just 23% of Britons believe burning wood for electricity should be classified as ‘renewable energy’

LONDON – A new online YouGov poll has found fewer than one in four Britons (23%) think electricity generated by burning wood from forests should be classified as ‘renewable energy,’. Additionally, 55% also disagreed with the Government’s continued su... Read More »

Feds gut cornerstone environmental protection

ATLANTA, GA — The Trump administration in an announcement today hobbled the nation’s bedrock environmental protection, the National Environmental Policy Act, a law that has given marginalized communities a say in what happens to them when governments... Read More »

Transparency Needed as Southern Utilities Announce Secret Talks to Create Energy Market

Today some of the region’s largest utilities revealed they have for months been engaged in talks to set up a market to sell power to each other at the wholesale level. These behind-closed doors negotiations have not involved any stakeholders. Read More »

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