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SELC Press Releases

Lawsuit Says Smithfield, Dominion Hid Information on Air Pollution from First Large Scale Biogas Facility in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NC— On behalf of Clean Air Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today challenged in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings the air permit for largest biogas facility in the state that would rely on untreated waste pits at... Read More »

SELC Hopes for Change at EPA under Regan’s Leadership Based on Work in North Carolina

WASHINGTON, DC— The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement by Derb Carter, director of the North Carolina offices of the Southern Environmental Law Center, in advance of the February 3 confirmation hearing regarding the no... Read More »

Court Rules for Rare Wild Red Wolves against USFWS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled in a case brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must develop a plan Read More »

GASP, SELC Reach Settlement Agreement with Drummond and Regulators to Address ABC Coke Pollution

BIRMINGHAM, AL—GASP and the Southern Environmental Law Center have made significant improvements to a consent decree to address ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and the impacts on communities around northeast Birmingham and Tarrant, AL. Read More »

SELC Statement on Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—SELC released the following statement by Executive Director Jeff Gleason in response to President Biden’s Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and start undoing other Trump administration environmental rollbacks. Read More »

Game changing bills released to rein in Dominion energy bills

RICHMOND, VA—A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are proposing a package of bills aimed at ending decades of overcharging by Virginia’s monopoly electric company Dominion. Read More »

North Carolina to Consider Climate Change Solution as Communities Feel Impacts

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—On behalf of Clean Air Carolina and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a petition for rulemaking with the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission Read More »

New bill puts Virginia on the road to cleaner air

Today, Delegate Lamont Bagby put forth a bill to reduce car pollution and make electric vehicles more accessible in Virginia Read More »

Groups Appeal Alabama Public Service Commission’s Approval of $1+ Billion Gas Expansion

Montgomery, AL—Energy Alabama, GASP, and the Southern Environmental Law Center are appealing the Public Service Commission’s approval of Alabama Power’s petition for its single largest capacity increase ever, with a price tag for customers... Read More »

SELC seeks to halt Trump administration’s parting shot at national forests

BIG STONE GAP, VA — A lawsuit filed today seeks to reverse the Trump administration’s elimination of critical safeguards that have protected national forests from unneeded, ill-conceived and destructive logging, road building, and utility right-of-wa... Read More »

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