Taxonomy Archives: Clean Air and Water

October 20, 2023

National air expert joins SELC to ramp up fight against air pollution in the South 

ATLANTA — The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today announced that Keri Powell, a nationally recognized Clean Air Act expert, has joined the organization as a senior attorney and leader of SE...

October 9, 2023

EPA asked to intervene in Prichard Ala. water crisis 

PRICHARD, Ala. — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of We Matter Eight Mile Community Association and more than 20 environmental justice and faith-based groups, drafted and ...

October 2, 2023

Tuscaloosa ignores chronic sewage spills, groups join state lawsuit

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Friends of Hurricane Creek, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), petitioned the Court to join a lawsuit against the city of Tusc...

September 29, 2023

Environmental groups urge approval of new NEPA rule 

September 13, 2023

Bluestone Coke sued for water pollution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Today Black Warrior Riverkeeper and GASP, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, filed a lawsuit against Bluestone Coke for violating the Federal Clean Water Act.

September 7, 2023

Settlement aims to fix bacterial growth, better protect Middle Tennessee waterway

August 24, 2023

Settlement secured protecting clean, safe drinking water for metro Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Today the Birmingham Water Works Board fulfilled a more than 20-year-old promise to legally protect the source of metro Birmingham’s drinking water.

August 22, 2023

U.S. House bill will limit CAFO spending and protect vulnerable communities from harmful water and air pollution

WASHINGTON— The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Improvement Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives would direct more federal conservation funding to agriculture proj...

August 3, 2023

EPA proposes to deny Alabama’s coal ash program

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Today, the EPA has denied the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s application to operate a state program to permit coal ash disposal sites under the federal Coal Combus...

July 17, 2023

D.C. Circuit rules FERC’s approval of Southern utilities’ scheme is unlawful

WASHINGTON--Last week, the D.C. Circuit agreed with a coalition of environmental organizations, clean energy advocates, consumer advocates, and clean energy trade groups by ruling that the Federal Ene...