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SELC Press Releases

SELC Calls for Submissions for the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

Motion Seeks To Split V.C. Summer, Dominion Hearings

COLUMBIA, SC — Thousands of South Carolina power customers should first find out if they must spend decades paying for a failed nuclear project before Dominion Energy’s offer to buy SCANA can be accurately evaluated, according to a motion filed today... Read More »

SELC Founder, Executive Director Rick Middleton Announces Retirement and Longtime Deputy Director Jeff Gleason Will Assume Helm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Rick Middleton, who founded the Southern Environmental Law Center 33 years ago and built it into a powerhouse of environmental and legal protections for the Southeast, has announced he will retire at the end of March 2019. Read More »

SELC Appeals Harmful Clean Water Injunction

BRUNSWICK, GA– On behalf of National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles, the Southern Environmental Law Center today appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Read More »

Lawsuit Filed to Immediately Stop GenX Pollution from Chemours Fayetteville Facility

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed suit in New Hanover County Superior Court arguing that the Department of Environmental Quality should use its existing authority Read More »

Federal Court Tosses Dam License in Favor of Better Protections for the Coosa River

A federal court has ruled in favor of conservation groups by tossing a harmful license issued to Alabama Power for operation of seven hydroelectric dams on the Coosa River, addressing the longstanding problems the dams have caused for decades. Read More »

Senate 2018 Farm Bill Statement

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today released the following statement in response to the Senate passing the 2018 Farm Bill. Read More »

State Agency Quietly Weakened Pipeline Water Restrictions

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in the closing days of the McAuliffe administration, rolled back restrictions on construction in streams to help Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers move the project along faster. Read More »

Conservation Groups Voluntarily Dismiss Lawsuit After Cancellation of Timber Sale in Cherokee National Forest

Conservation groups voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit previously filed in federal court alleging that the US Forest Service illegally endangered the soil, forests and waters of the Cherokee National Forest and hid those risks from the public. Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Remands Florida v. Georgia Interstate Water Fight Back to Special Master

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the interstate water case Florida v. Georgia, remanding the case back to the special master for additional fact-finding and briefing of legal issues before issuing a final decision. Read More »