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SELC Press Releases

Groups Move to Defend N.C. Order that Duke Energy Must Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution at Six Sites

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Community groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center moved to intervene in appeals filed by Duke Energy in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in which Duke Energy tries to avoid cleaning up its coal ash poll... Read More »

Virginia Carbon Reduction Plan Could be on Hold

Today, Governor Northam elected not to veto a provision in the budget bill aimed at preventing Virginia from participating in a regional, market-based program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions Read More »

NC NAACP Asks NC Supreme Court to Review NCGA’s Appeal of Constitutional Amendments Case

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina NAACP today asked the North Carolina Supreme Court to take up direct review Read More »

Statement by Frank Holleman, SELC, Regarding Duke Energy Fighting North Carolina Coal Ash Cleanup in Office of Administrative Hearings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--Below is a statement from Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, regarding Duke Energy’s filing today in the state Office of Administrative Hearings opposing a N.C. Department of Environmental Qua... Read More »

SELC Statement on Drilling Suspension

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — A temporary suspension of the Trump administration drilling plan, first reported in the Wall Street Journal after an interview with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, is being met with cautious enthusiasm by East Coast business... Read More »

Local Residents, Hunters, and Fishermen Take NCDOT to Court over Controversial Mid-Currituck Bridge

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– Local residents from the Currituck mainland and the northern Outer Banks, along with hunters, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation today filed a lawsuit Read More »

Broken Ground Podcast Series Unearths Environmental Stories in the South

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – In celebration of Earth Day, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is launching Broken Ground, a new podcast Read More »

Governor Northam must veto budget proposal to avoid delay

RICHMOND, VA—Today the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board voted to approve a cap-and-trade program created by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants Read More »

Groups Oppose the EPA’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Southern Environmental Law Center filed comments on behalf of 80 conservation and community organizations against the EPA’s proposal to drastically reduce what waters Read More »

Statement Regarding New NC Permit Covering 2,300 Industrial Hog Operations of Nearly 10M Hogs

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The Southern Environmental Law Center today released the following statement by Blakely Hildebrand, attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, regarding the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of Read More »

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