Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

January 15, 2014

Sewage Treatment Plants Illegally Discharging Waste into Tennessee’s Harpeth River, Conservation G

Citing ongoing permit violations over sewage discharge into Tennessee’s Harpeth River, a conservation group has charged that three sewage treatment facilities are violating the Clean Water Act and tha...

January 2, 2014

Draft Study on Surface Coal Mining in the Cumberland Plateau Still Pending

November 14, 2013

Tennessee Valley Authority to Retire Units at Three of its Coal Plants

Today at a board meeting in Oxford, Mississippi the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors voted to retire units at three of its coal plants, totaling over 3,000 MW of generating capacity...

August 1, 2013

TVA’s Release of Solar Capacity Highlights Unmet Demand for Tennessee Valley Solar Projects

Today the Tennessee Valley Authority will make 2.5 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity available under its Green Power Providers program for small renewable energy projects. This capacity is expected to ...

February 22, 2013

NAACP, Medical, Public Health and Environmental Groups Urge Court to Uphold Clean Air Safeguards

Eighteen national and state medical, public health, civil rights, environmental, and clean air groups filed a brief late Thursday with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals defending the U.S. Environment...

February 7, 2013

Southern Environmental Law Center Releases 5th Annual List of Top 10 Endangered Places in the Southeast

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), the largest environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Southeast, today released its fifth annual list of the top 10 places in the So...

December 11, 2012

New Interactive Web Tool Gives Details About Southeast’s Toxic Coal Ash

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Southern Environmental Law Center, and NC Conservation Network today launched the first-ever comprehensive online tool that allows Southerne...

December 3, 2012

Groups Demand Closer Scrutiny of Proposed $1 Billion Upgrades to Gallatin Coal Plant

In response to costly planned upgrades that would allow the aging Gallatin Coal Plant to keep operating, environmental groups are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to consider less expen...

November 29, 2012

18th Annual Nature Writing Contest 
Now Underway

The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award.

September 19, 2012

Federal Court Upholds Closure of the Tellico ORV Area to Protect Brook Trout

Rejecting a challenge from ORV enthusiasts, a federal judge today upheld U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to protect the Tellico River watershed in the Nantahala National Forest, i...