Numbers Don’t Add Up for Duke’s Weak Permit
The weak pollution permit issued today from the N.C. Division of Air Quality will allow Duke Energy to continue dodging its responsibility to put the best pollution controls possible on an 800-megawatt unit addition to...
Environmental Protections Must be Upheld as Mining Expands
A permit issued by the N.C. Division of Water Quality illegally approves the largest destruction of wetlands in the state’s history by PCS Phosphate, according to papers filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center today...
US Forest Service proposes closing ORV area in North Carolina to protect water quality
In an environmental assessment issued today, the U.S. Forest Service found that muddy runoff from off-road vehicle use in the designated Tellico River ORV area in the Nantahala National Forest has caused significant and extensive...
Statement on the Conclusion of Negotiated Rulemaking for Off Road Vehicle Use in Cape Hatteras National Seashore
A joint statement from SELC, Audubon NC and Defenders of Wildlife on the conclusion of negotiated rulemaking for off road vehicle use in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Duke Energy’s Save-a-Watt Proposal Rejected by South Carolina Utility Regulators
The South Carolina Public Service Commission today rejected Duke Energy Carolinas’ “Save-a-Watt” proposal.
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.