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SELC Press Releases

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developers Constructing with Invalid Permit

RICHMOND, VA – The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to invalidate the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s review of Dominion and Duke Energy’s fracked-gas pipeline. Without a valid permit Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) develo... Read More »

Proposed Allen Permit Fails to Protect Catawba River from Coal Ash

The draft water pollution permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for Duke Energy’s Allen plant on the Catawba River and Lake Wylie does not protect clean water from toxic pollution. Read More »

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Stopped in its Tracks

RICHMOND, Va. — The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision in a case brought by Defenders of Wildlife, Virginia Wilderness Committee and Sierra Club, and argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center, that requires all... Read More »

Federal Judge Denies Administration’s Request to Move Challenge of Clean Water Attack to Texas Court

A federal judge in SC today denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s request to move to Texas a challenge of the administration’s effort to strip away critical safeguards of the Clean Water Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environment laws. Read More »

Groups Request Evidence of Behind-Closed-Doors Discussions between Georgia Power, PSC

Georgia groups filed a joint motion for additional evidence of behind-closed-doors discussions between Georgia Power and some of the Public Service Commissioners leading up to the decision to continue the Vogtle nuclear expansion project. Read More »

Virginia SCC Defends Rights of Renewable Customers

The Virginia SCC sent a clear message today when it rejected Dominion’s request for approval of a renewable product that would have eliminated the utility’s competition from selling renewable energy to large commercial companies Read More »

Groups File to Immediately Stop GenX Pollution from Chemours Fayetteville Facility

On behalf of Cape Fear River Watch, the Southern Environmental Law Center today asked the Department of Environmental Quality to use its existing authority to require Chemours to immediately stop all emissions and discharges of GenX and chemically re Read More »

Dominion IRP Stuck in the Past

Dominion’s annual release of its Integrated Resource Plan demonstrates that, once again, Dominion only puts customers’ best interests ahead of shareholders when required by law. Read More »

SELC Challenges Alabama Power’s Unjust Fees Targeting Rooftop Solar Customers

Alabama citizens and conservation groups are challenging Alabama Power’s unjust monthly fee imposed on customers who install and use rooftop solar systems to power some of the energy needs at their homes, businesses, and schools. Read More »

Statement by Attorney Sierra Weaver on Today’s USFWS Status Review of Endangered Red Wolves

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following statement by senior attorney Sierra Weaver regarding the long overdue status review of endangered red wolves published today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency. The SELC... Read More »