Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to TVA’s Retirement of the Bull Run and Paradise Fossil Plants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement today that it will be retiring the Bull Run and Paradise Fossil Plants, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement. “We see this... Read More »

EPA PFAS Plan is an Empty Gesture

The Southern Environmental Law Center today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s PFAS Management Plan by Geoff Gisler Read More »

Clean Air Carolina Challenges Air Permit for Enviva Hamlet Expansion in Richmond County

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center and the Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of their client Clean Air Carolina, today challenged the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of an air quality perm... Read More »

Union Hill Community Challenges Virginia Air Board Decision

Today the Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of its client the Friends of Buckingham, challenged the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board’s decision to approve Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Buckingham County compressor station. Read More »

Georgia Power’s Long-Term Energy Plan Fails to Address Georgians’ High Energy Costs

Georgia Power has filed its latest long-term plan for meeting Georgia’s future energy needs, which includes plans for coal retirements, yet fails to include meaningful investments in energy efficiency and affordable rooftop solar programs. Read More »

Citizens Demand Action in North Carolina as Virginia Moves Ahead with Coal Ash Cleanups

With Virginia’s announcement today of a bipartisan agreement that requires Dominion Energy to excavate all the coal ash from its unlined waterfront lagoons in Virginia, North Carolina stands out by failing to take action Read More »

Governor Northam Facilitates Stunning Reversal on Coal Ash Clean Up

Today, Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler announced a bipartisan compromise bill to clean up coal ash in the Chesapeake Bay watershed Read More »

Court Decision Allows Outer Banks Bridge to Avoid NC-12 Wash-Outs to Continue

A federal appeals court decision today allows construction to continue on an Outer Banks bridge to move a frequently-washed-out section of Highway NC-12 near Rodanthe out of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and into Pamlico Sound. Read More »

Park Service Abandons Defense of Latest Pipeline Permit

The National Park Service has voluntarily abandoned its defense of the agency’s latest permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Blue Ridge Parkway Read More »

Judge Bars Seismic Permits During Government Shutdown

CHARLESTON, SC — A federal judge has barred the government from moving forward with seismic permitting during the shutdown, settling the confusion the government created by recalling workers to process oil-drilling matters while, at the same time, no... Read More »