Taxonomy Archives: People and Communities

March 1, 2024

Southern Leaders take action to reduce climate risks and protect vulnerable communities  

Today, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina submitted Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPs) as the first deliverable under the Environmental Protection Agency's Cli...

January 10, 2024

What’s in store for the 2024 Virginia General Assembly session?

November 22, 2023

Groups applaud new federal rule creating unified standard for transportation climate pollution 

September 29, 2023

Environmental groups urge approval of new NEPA rule 

July 28, 2023

SELC celebrates release of NEPA rule that empowers climate and environmental justice action 

June 8, 2023

North Carolina legislature’s elimination of wetlands protections increases flood risks and endangers communities and fisheries

May 25, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court sides with polluters, abandons basic protections for America’s clean water and communities

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court today severely restricted the government’s ability to protect critical streams, wetlands, and other waterways that shield families and communities across the South an...

May 16, 2023

Georgia Power continues to raise customer bills in fuel docket decision

ATLANTA, Ga. —Today the Georgia Public Service Commission issued a decision in Georgia Power’s fuel docket case, which adopted over 99.5% of Georgia Power’s requests, as approved by the Commission’s P...

May 11, 2023

Georgia textile mill agrees to stop PFAS pollution

ROME, Ga. — In a victory for the health of Georgia’s Chattooga River, Alabama’s Weiss Lake, and downstream communities, a major textile mill in northwest Georgia has committed to permanently cease the...

May 10, 2023

Flint Riverkeeper resolves water quality concerns from large dairy operation

AMERICUS, Ga.—The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has entered a Consent Decree resolving issues and claims concerning the operations of a large dairy near Americus Georgia broug...