Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

Abandoned ACP is the beginning of our clean energy future

This is a victory for all communities and natural areas in the path of the pipeline—countless farms, rugged national forests, thousands of rivers and streams, and historic African-American and Native American communities. Read More »

Dominion and Duke Energy Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced that they are canceling the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Greg Buppert issued the following statement. Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline confronts its expiration date

SELC, joined by partners at Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the law firm Johns & Counsel, opposed Dominion Energy and Duke Energy’s request for two additional years to build to build the risky and unnecessary ACP. Read More »

Flooding of Blounts Creek with Martin Marietta’s Mine Wastewater before N.C. Supreme Court

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— On behalf of Sound Rivers and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a petition with the North Carolina Supreme Court Read More »

Broken Ground Podcast Launches New Season: Navigating Sea Level Rise in the South

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Broken Ground, a podcast by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), launches its new season Read More »

No more “free pass” for pipeline developers

Today the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ended the unjust practice of tolling orders by the FERC that allowed gas pipelines to move ahead with construction while preventing challengers from contesting the projects in court. Read More »

Cut Carbon Not Forests: Hard-hitting Campaign Urges UK Policymakers to Build a True Clean Energy Economy and End Dirty Biomass Subsidies

LONDON – A coalition of environmental advocacy groups have launched Cut Carbon Not Forests, a hard-hitting campaign to expose the UK’s wasteful subsidies for companies that burn trees for electricity and to put pressure on policymakers to support ref... Read More »

Four Health and Medical Groups File Legal Action Defending Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and Physicians for Social Responsibility, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, filed a petition for jud Read More »

SELC Statement on Senate Passing of The Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in response to the Senate passing the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422). The legislation, which passed 73 to 25, signals strong bipartisan supp... Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline problems persist despite Supreme Court decision

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision that limited the U.S. Forest Service’s authority to issue a permit to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Read More »

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