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Coal company wants to mine on federally protected lands

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared about 75,000 acres of East Tennessee ridgelines in the North Cumberland Plateau un...

SELC op-ed: Nashville government needs to make tree protections more transparent

Attorney Amanda Garcia, who manages SELC's Tennessee office in Nashville, penned this op-ed for Tennessean on why the city's tree code needs to i...

TVA faces scrutiny for polluting plans, leaky coal ash pits

Concerned citizens and environmental groups in the Memphis area are calling for a chance to weigh in on a major utility’s plans to discharge up t...

TVA announces big coal ash clean up after state, SELC sue

Millions of tons of coal ash will be moved out of unlined leaking pits upriver of Nashville thanks to a settlement announced today. The State of...

Kingston coal ash disaster still reverberates 10 years later

Ten years ago, workers were several weeks into what would be the beginning of a multi-year cleanup of the largest toxic coal ash spill in U.S. hi...

Shelby County puts strict limits on TVA’s wells

This week, the Shelby County Health Department imposed strict limits on the use of wells drilled at Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Allen natu...

Tennessee releases statewide plan to protect water resources

Tennessee is seeking feedback from the public on TN H2O, a statewide plan to protect Tennessee’s water resources released earlier in the month....

Tennessee Wilderness Act will protect 20,000 acres of Cherokee National Forest

There was a present for Tennessee in the Farm Bill that recently passed Congress: The Tennessee Wilderness Act was included in the omnibus legisl...

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...

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