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SELC Press Releases

Department of Interior Releases Final Rule to Withhold Information from the Public

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a final rule today that impacts the agency’s process for releasing public records in ongoing efforts to limit disclosure of damaging information to the agency. Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Conservation groups today challenged in court the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections Read More »

Supreme Court agrees to hear case on risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court decision that revoked a U.S. Forest Service permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals stated the Forest Service lacked... Read More »

SELC Statement on Dominion offshore wind project

After Dominion Energy today announced plans for a new 2,600 megawatt, $7.8 billion offshore wind project, the Southern Environmental Law Center released this statement. Read More »

Governor Northam sets carbon reduction goals for Virginia

Today, Governor Ralph Northam announced an Executive Order that will reduce the Commonwealth’s carbon emissions and move the state’s electricity goal to 30% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% carbon-free by 2050. Read More »

Administration’s Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections is Another Giveaway to Polluters

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in reaction to the Trump administration’s announcement of its final rule to repeal Clean Water Act protections provided by the Clean Water Rule. Read More »

Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new report being distributed to lawmakers shows that a Santee Cooper future based on additional fossil-fuel power will saddle customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in higher costs in in the future compared to other energy... Read More »

SELC Statement on Drilling Ban

CHAPEL HILL, NC — After the House of Representatives passed the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, banning offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and in other waters, the Southern Environmental Law Center released this statement: “The Hou... Read More »

Virginia Groups Call for New East-West Trains

A new report finds that expanding VA’s rail service to add an east-west corridor would make colleges and universities across the Commonwealth more accessible to students, and increase economic development and tourism. Read More »

Swift Action Needed towards North Carolina Clean Energy Plan’s Goal

The Southern Environmental Law Center submitted comments on the draft Clean Energy Plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality as the public comment period closed. Read More »

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