Press Releases

SELC Press Releases

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 »

Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to TVA’s Long-Term Energy Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement today that the federal utility’s board approved its integrated resource plan Read More »

Complete 540 Project Moves Forward with Settlement Agreement

The N.C. Department of Transportation and Sound Rivers, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have signed a settlement agreement. Read More »

EPA Proposes Rule to Limit States’ Ability to Protect People & Clean Water from Pollution

An administration’s proposal published today in the Federal Register would limit the information states have when making decisions about how to protect people and clean water from pollution. Read More »

Northam Administration takes important step to improve DEQ

Today, Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler released to Governor Ralph Northam a report setting forth recommendations to improve the Department of Environmental Quality.  Read More »

Moving North Carolina towards Clean Energy a Necessary Step to Combat Climate Change

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement regarding today’s release of a draft clean energy plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Read More »

Weakening of Endangered Species Act Threatens America’s Wild & Natural Heritage

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in reaction to the administration’s attempt to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. Read More »

Reports Confirm Georgia Power Coal Ash Pits Slated for Cap in Place Submerged in Groundwater

ATLANTA, GA—New evidence confirms that Georgia Power’s unlined coal ash pits proposed to be capped in place are submerged in groundwater, and that the utility seeks to use Georgia’s groundwater as a permanent waste dumping ground. Read More »

SELC Calls for Submissions for 2020 Phil Reed Environmental Writing Awards

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Awards. Read More »

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