Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Statement on Selection of Michael Regan, Secretary of NCDEQ, as Biden Administration’s EPA Administrator Nominee

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center today released the following statement by Derb Carter, director of its North Carolina offices, regarding the selection of Michael Regan Read More »

President-elect Biden Names SELC’s Director of Regulatory Policy to Top White House Environmental Post

WASHINGTON, DC — Brenda Mallory, Director of Regulatory Policy for the Southern Environmental Law Center, has been chosen to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality Read More »

2020 Trends Making and Braking Rooftop Solar in the South

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Today the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) announced its 2020 Solar “Makers” and “Brakers” list highlighting some of the most impactful policies affecting rooftop solar growth across the sunny South. Read More »

Dominion Energy unveils job-killing, rate-hiking solar fees

COLUMBIA, SC — Just days before Christmas, Dominion Energy South Carolina has unveiled a slate of newly proposed fees and rate changes that will cause solar-industry workers to lose their jobs, force solar customers to pay considerably more, and all... Read More »

Dominion’s costly expansion plans sent back to drawing board

COLUMBIA, SC — A South Carolina regulatory board rejected Dominion Energy’s expensive and predictable plans to provide power to its customers over the next decades, saying the Virginia-based utility had given short shrift to cost-saving options like... Read More »

North Carolina Supreme Court Rules on Duke Energy Mandatory Fee Appeal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The North Carolina Supreme Court today issued an opinion in an appeal upholding the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s decision to approve an increase in mandatory fees paid by residential customers of Duke Energy Carolinas. Read More »

Active Energy Group Noticed for Illegal Discharges from Toxic Site in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Winyah Rivers Alliance, the Southern Environmental Law Center today notified Active Energy  Renewable Power—a subsidiary of the U.K. company, Active Energy Group—that it is illegally discharging unpermitted pollutants i... Read More »

SELC Statement on New EPA Clean Water Act Guidance following U.S. Supreme Court Decision

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, regarding EPA’s issuance today of Clean Water Act guidance Read More »

Appalachian Power’s attempts to increase rates unjustifiable

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Virginia State Corporation Commission rejected Appalachian Power's attempts to recover unjustified costs, protecting Commonwealth customers, and agreeing with SELC's arguments. Read More »

South DeKalb Residents Challenge Metro Green Facility

STONECREST, GA - Residents of the City of Stonecrest and DeKalb County have moved to intervene in an ongoing suit against Metro Green Recycling’s construction and demolition waste recycling facility. Read More »

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