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Suit voluntarily dismissed after timber sale cancelled by Cherokee National Forest

Earlier today, SELC, on behalf of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, with Knoxville attorney Shelby Ward, on behalf of Heartwood and Tenne...

Voters reject funding proposal for ambitious Nashville transit plan

After a referendum on a package of tax increases that would fund substantial improvements to Nashville’s transportation infrastructure failed, su...

SELC, partners push for better protection of Memphis Sand Aquifer at county hearings

Earlier this week, SELC and its partners urged the Shelby County Groundwater Quality Board at a public hearing to enact more stringent protection...

Conservation groups file suit over timber sale shrouded in Forest Service secrecy

A recent suit filed by SELC and partners alleges the U.S. Forest Service is illegally endangering the soil, forests, and waters of the Cherokee N...

SELC challenges TVA plan that risks polluting Memphis drinking water source with arsenic

SELC, on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Sierra Club, sent a letter Wednesday demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reconside...

SELC supports Nashville transit referendum

Nashville voters will soon have a say on an ambitious and forward-thinking public transit plan that could serve as the backbone of a truly region...

Timber oversight in Cherokee National Forest shows pattern of mismanagement

The steep slopes in parts of Cherokee National Forest are what draw recreational users to their unique challenges and vantages. Yet the forest ha...

Weak coal ash pollution permit at Kingston baffles many with still-fresh memories of coal ash spill

Nine years ago, Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant spilled more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge into the Clinch R...

Nashville-area neighbors band together as natural gas infrastructure encroaches

Heather Hixson remembers feeling overwhelmed as she first learned about, and then tried to wrap her head around, what was happening in her new ne...

Corporate demand for clean renewable energy stymied by TVA policies

As Tennessee’s renewable energy economy experiences great growth, the roadblocks to continuing that growth trajectory are looming large, especial...

SELC op-ed: Memphis aquifer belongs to the public, not TVA

Amanda Garcia, attorney in SELC’s Nashville office, recently highlighted the issues with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s pursuit of procedure ch...

TVA delays cleanup of unlined leaking coal ash pits with appeal of federal ruling

Tennessee Valley Authority filed an appeal today after a federal court ruled against the utility in August for allowing coal ash contamination of...

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