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Mine proposed on beloved Tennessee river and floodplain draws concern

Ask any Middle Tennessee paddler and she’ll tell you that the Duck River is a special place to kayak or canoe. The Duck is blessed with an incred...

Nashville native is the latest target of endangered species rollbacks

The Nashville crayfish is a unique species — the only one whose entire range is confined to Nashville’s Mill Creek watershed. Since the mid-1980s...

Company withdraws plans to inject wastewater into Memphis’ drinking water source

The Carrier Corporation announced it will withdraw its application to inject partially treated wastewater from its Superfund site in Collierville...

DOE needs to rethink problematic landfill proposed for nuclear Superfund site

Concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) handling of the Oak Ridge Reservation Superfund site continue to grow as the department pres...

Tennessee county board rebuffs proposal to put Superfund wastewater in drinking water source

The Shelby County Groundwater Quality Control Board recently tabled a request by the Carrier Corporation to inject wastewater into the Memphis Sa...

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....

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