Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Decision to Log Forest Ignores Public Input and Science, Threatens Trout Streams

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—In a decision announced Friday, the Forest Service committed to charging ahead with irresponsible plans to log in the headwaters of the Nantahala River and Buck Creek Read More »

Virtual Meeting on Proposed Okefenokee Swamp Mine Draws More Questions Than Answers

ATLANTA, GA—Today the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a virtual public meeting concerning Twin Pines’ new application for the first phase of a 12,000-acre proposed mine on the southeastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. Read More »

FAA Requires Spaceport Camden Proponents to Restart Environmental Review

ATLANTA, GA—Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will require Camden County to complete a revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Spaceport Camden. Read More »

Dominion plan undermines Virginia’s new Clean Economy Act

Dominion Energy’s recently released Integrated Resource Plan, lays out a plan that remains fossil fuel-intensive and will produce 10 million tons of carbon pollution in 2045, at a time when new Virginia law requires the utility to be at zero emission Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge EPA’s Gutting of Clean Water Protections in Federal Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration’s effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans Read More »

D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge to Unjust FERC Practice Used to Advance Construction of Unnecessary Atlantic Coast Pipeline

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard a challenge to FERC "tolling orders" that prevents landowners and communities from challenging FERC’s decisions in court before energy infrastructure projects get under way- including the ACP. Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Water from Toxic Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC—Following a decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement by Frank Holleman, a senior attorney at the center. Read More »

Fulton County Superior Court Again Rules that Flawed Decision to Continue Vogtle Project May Not be Challenged Until Project is Finished

ATLANTA, GA—A Fulton County Superior Court has again declined to address the merits of a challenge to the 2017 decision by the Georgia Public Service Commission to approve continuation of the Plant Vogtle expansion project. Read More »

Former EPA, Army Officials Condemn Trump Administration’s Clean Water Act Rollback

WASHINGTON, DC – Six former senior government officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army today condemned the Trump administration’s plan to gut long-established clean water protections. Read More »

Amid Health Crisis, Trump Administration Advances Rule to Gut Essential Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON, DC – As communities across the country take action against COVID-19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published a rule in the Federal Register Read More »

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