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SELC Press Releases

Groups Challenge Ruling Dismissing Appeal of Flawed Plant Vogtle Decision

Georgia groups are challenging a ruling from the Fulton County Superior Court late last month, which dismissed their appeal of the Public Service Commission’s decision approving forecast cost increases at Plant Vogtle. Read More »

Virginia leaders introduce law to end Dominion’s coal ash pollution

RICHMOND, VA— Today, Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler unveiled a bill with Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, that would require Dominion to cleanup decades of coal ash Read More »

Georgia Power Confirms Coal Ash Ponds Too Close to Groundwater, Fail to Meet Federal Siting Restrictions

At least 10 of Georgia Power’s toxic, unlined coal ash ponds sit dangerously close to the groundwater beneath them, according to the utility’s recent filings required under the federal Coal Combustion Residuals rule. Read More »

Duke Energy Filings Confirm Groundwater Pollution at Coal Ash Sites in Carolinas

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--Duke Energy’s coal ash lagoons are illegally polluting groundwater throughout the Carolinas with dangerous pollutants including arsenic and radioactive materials Read More »

Federal Court Throws Out Approval of ACP Through National Forests

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the US Forest Service’s federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Read More »

Federal Court Throws Out Forest Service Permit, Rules Agency Can’t Authorize Crossing AT

RICHMOND, VA— Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. Read More »

Memphis Groups Call For Shelby County Health Department To Revoke Five TVA Water Well Permits Under

MEMPHIS, TN – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, sent a letter yesterday calling for the Shelby County Health Department to revoke and not re-issue Read More »

Administration’s Attack on Clean Water Act is a Giveaway to Polluters

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in reaction to the administration’s proposal that guts the Clean Water Act Read More »

Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, S.C. – Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Virginia SCC Rejects Dominion IRP and ACP Construction is Halted

A Federal Court stayed a key permit of the ACP resulting in Dominion announcing a construction halt on the project. Also today, the SCC rejected Dominion's Integrated Resource Plan. Read More »