Taxonomy Archives: Clean Air and Water

February 8, 2022

Protect waterways to better protect communities SELC tells Biden administration

WASHINGTON—The Southern Environmental Law Center today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency that were also signed by 90 organizations urging the Biden administration to finalize r...

February 7, 2022

Coosa Riverkeeper, SELC file suit against Newcastle Homes for stormwater pollution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Coosa Riverkeeper today in federal court against Newcastle Homes for consistently violating the Clean Water Act in...

December 22, 2021

State Corporation Commission rejects Chickahominy Pipeline’s plan for 83-mile unregulated gas pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission rejected plans from Chickahominy Pipeline, LLC, to construct an unregulated gas pipeline 83 miles from Louisa County to a proposed gas-f...

December 14, 2021

Conservation groups intervene in permit case to protect Tennessee’s Duck River from unchecked water withdrawals

MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. — Represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, The Nature Conservancy and Tennessee Wildlife Federation are intervening in a permitting case to support the state’s effo...

December 3, 2021

SELC statement on victory for environmental justice in denial of Lambert Compressor Station permit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board denied a permit for the Lambert Compressor Station, which would have supported a proposed extension of the Mountain Valley Pipelin...

November 18, 2021

EPA proposes reversing harmful Trump rule that stripped protections from many waterways

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement regarding EPA’s announcement today of a draft rule to reverse a harmful, destructive rule by the Trump administ...

October 25, 2021

New EPA GenX toxicity standard highlights need to regulate PFAS pollution as a class of chemicals

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency's release today of its final human health toxicity assessment for GenX underscores the importance of regulating PFAS as a class of chemicals and t...

October 20, 2021

SELC’s work shapes EPA plan for ‘forever chemicals’ like PFAS

December 31, 2019

NC Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The Southern Environmental Law Center today announced it reached a settlement with Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to clean up coal ash at six North Car...