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SELC Press Releases

Administration Proposes Gutting Rule that Limits Toxic Wastewater from Coal Plants

In response to the Trump administration's proposed rollback of two crucial rules aimed at limiting coal plants' ability to dump toxic pollution into rivers and lakes, and shuting down waterfront coal ash lagoons. Read More »

Groups announce investigation into pellet pollution

CHARLESTON, SC — Environmental groups have sent a notice of intent to sue Frontier Logistics for ongoing plastic pollution from its packaging facility at Union Pier Terminal. The 60-day notice submitted today by the Southern Environmental Law Center... Read More »

Georgia Court of Appeals Sends Plant Vogtle Challenge Back to Fulton County Superior Court

Groups challenging the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to continue the Vogtle nuclear expansion project despite billions in cost overruns will have another chance to make their case that the decision was procedurally flawed and unlawful. Read More »

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 »

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