SC Energy Report to Congressional Delegation Fizzles on Solutions
In a meeting with South Carolina's Congressional delegation today, a state committee failed to put forward solutions to increase South Carolina's access to innovative, clean renewable energy and reduce the costs of climate change.
Groups sue Bush administration on coal mining law
The Southern Environmental Law Center and National Parks Conservation Association are filing suit today in federal court in Washington D.C. challenging a rule issued last month by the Bush Administration that severely limits the government's...
SELC calls on Congress to choose road repair, transportation alternatives in recovery package
SELC called on the delegation from six states to support “fix-it-first,” transit as Congress deliberates how to spend as much as $1 trillion.
Environmental Groups Call for Withdrawal of Offshore Drilling Proposal for Virginia
The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of itself and three organizations, has called on the U.S. Department of Interior to abandon plans to open the Virginia coast to oil or gas drilling.
Second Spill of Coal Waste Adds Urgency to Need for Regulation and Oversight
Today’s second spill of coal waste from a TVA coal-fired power plant into Widows Creek in northeast Alabama adds urgency to the need for regulation of coal waste.
Report shows efficiency beats coal in Virginia
A new report shows that investing in energy efficiency instead of building the Wise County coal plant to meet the same electricity demand would yield hundreds of millions of dollars more annually for the state...
Flood of Coal Waste in TN Demonstrates Dangers and Need for Regulation, says SELC
A December 22 flood of toxic coal sludge—enough to fill 798 Olympic-size swimming pools—in Tennessee demonstrates the dangers of burning coal and underscores the need for stringent regulation of coal waste, according to the Southern...
ADEM sued for permitting coal mine that poses risk to Birmingham drinking water
Conservationists filed a lawsuit today challenging a state permit for a proposed strip coal mine in Alabama, which would discharge pollutants into the Black Warrior River, less than a quarter mile from an intake for...
Toxic Emissions from Proposed Cement Plant Merit Careful Review by State
The Southern Environmental Law Center and Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic today called for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality to conduct a careful and thorough evaluation of the proposed Titan America cement...
Environmental Groups Point the Way to Mercury Pollution
Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court here, seeking a firm and enforceable new deadline for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require deep reductions in mercury and...