SELC to testify before Congress on bill that would reverse progress on protecting wildlife at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
After just one season of limits on beach driving at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, several protected bird and turtle species whose numbers were dwindling are making a comeback, according to Derb Carter,...
Environmental coalition files latest legal charges against Wise Co. coal plant
Today a coalition of environmental organizations filed their latest legal challenges to stop Dominion Power from building a coal-fired power plant in Wise County.
Multi-million dollar highway through Nantahala National Forest is unnecessary and environmentally damaging
Conservation groups today condemned the findings of a recent environmental study by the North Carolina Department of Transportation that a 10-mile section of the proposed Corridor K highway would have little environmental impact.
Carter testifies to Senate: Legislation would undermine protection for Cape Hatteras and agreement on beach driving
Legislation that threatens to undermine an agreement on beach driving at Cape Hatteras National Seashore reached among beach drivers, local governments, the National Park Service and environmentalists could also thwart successful recovery efforts of birds...
Legal challenges filed against Wise County power plant
The Southern Environmental Law Center today submitted three separate court filings challenging the state's actions in granting Dominion Power permission to build a $1.8 billion coal-fired power plant in Wise County, Virginia.
State EPD admits mistake in permitting wastewater treatment facility on McIntosh County marsh hammock
After the Southern Environmental Law Center and Altamaha Riverkeeper requested that Georgia’s Office of State Administrative Hearings review a permit for a wastewater treatment facility on a small marsh hammock in McIntosh County, the Georgia...
Lawsuit targets Duke’s illegal construction at Cliffside
Environmental organizations will sue Duke Energy Carolinas today over Duke’s construction of a new coal-fired power plant at the Cliffside Steam Station that was not designed to meet legal limits on its emissions of hazardous...
Court of Appeals builds on lower court ruling to give stronger protections to state’s waters
The Court of Appeals today strengthened protections for the state’s lakes and rivers by confirming a lower court’s decision that the state has a duty under federal and state law to protect existing uses of...
Forest agency to re-start planning for the George Washington National Forest
As the U.S. Forest Service re-starts its process to update the long-range plan for the 1.1 million acre George Washington National Forest in western Virginia, a broad coalition of citizen groups called on the agency...
Response to Santee Cooper’s July 1, 2008 announcement regarding mercury and the 2008 Energy Generation Plan
Santee Cooper’s announcement that its coal plant will spew 57 pounds of mercury next to the Pee Dee River only confirms that it would be one of the dirtiest plants in the country.