Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Statement by the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding EPA's Notice to “Reconsider” Clean Water Act Coverage of Discharges of Pollutants to Surface Waters

The following is a statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, regarding EPA’s notice for comment to reconsider its previous statements regarding the Clean Water Act. Read More »

Groups Challenge Georgia Public Service Commission’s Approval of Plant Vogtle Cost Increases

The Southern Environmental Law Center, Partnership for Southern Equity, and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light are challenging the Public Service Commission’s decision to approve billions of dollars in cost overruns for the Vogtle nuclear expansion. Read More »

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan a Shell Game That Cuts Cleaner Transportation and Gives Away Environment

The White House is putting forward a reckless infrastructure plan that offers no new federal money for projects, pulls money away from cleaner transportation such as transit and rail, and removes environmental protections. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Plant Hammond Permit

The Coosa River Basin Initiative and the Southern Environmental Law Center are challenging a lax permit for Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant that has needlessly degraded the Coosa River for decades. Read More »

Less Costly, Comprehensive Alternative to $2.2 Billion Extension of 540 Toll Road by Engineer Released

On behalf of Sound Rivers and Clean Air Carolina, the SELC today released a report by expert transportation engineer Walter Kulash detailing a comprehensive suite of transportation upgrades that would provide a less expensive alternative proposal. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Attack on Clean Water in Federal Court

Conservation groups today challenged in court the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for nearly 20 million people in the South. Read More »

Conservation Groups File Challenge to National Forest Service’s Hasty Decision

SELC and partners have filed suit in federal court against the National Forest Service over a grant recently issued to developers of the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

FERC Faces Legal Challenge Over ACP Decision

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a challenge in federal court on behalf of 11 conservation groups challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to permit the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read More »

​Legal Challenges Filed Targeting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals

SELC on behalf of a coalition of groups, filed legal challenges to decisions by the Virginia State Water Control Board, the National Park Service and, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More »

Outside Experts Find Dominion’s Coal Ash Assessment Inadequate

SELC conducts its own assessment of the state of the leaking coal ash pits in Virginia after a Dominion assessmentfailed to consider realistic clean closure options or properly analyze the pollution at these sites. Read More »