Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

February 17, 2012

Polluters Move to Block Landmark Mercury Protections

Today representatives of the nation’s dirtiest polluters and their friends at special interest groups like the National Mining Association, filed the first lawsuits to block long overdue action to cle...

February 14, 2012

Study: Southeast biomass has carbon spike before long-term climate benefits

A new study of southeastern forests in the U.S. finds that in the long run, burning wood instead of fossil fuels to make electricity can reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but not ...

December 21, 2011

First air standards slash levels of mercury and other toxins

EPA today provided long overdue and vitally important health protections for American families and children by issuing standards for toxic air pollution from power plants, said the Southern Environmen...

November 10, 2011

U. S. Senate Vote Protects Tennessee from Other States’ Air Pollution

In a 56-41 vote, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate today upheld EPA rules that protect Tennessee from harmful air pollution emitted by facilities in other states while also creating new, full-t...

November 8, 2011

New Federal Oil Drilling Plan Ignores BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The new federal drilling plan ignores the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster by using the same flawed assumptions to continue leasing the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies for more risky deep water drilling.

October 27, 2011

SELC Announces Anne Davis to Launch and Lead SELC’s New Nashville Office

he Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is pleased to announce that Anne Davis, senior litigator and active community citizen, will join SELC this fall as the managing attorney of its new Tennesse...

August 15, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Clean Air Act Exemption for Biomass Burners

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging an Environmental Protection Agency rule that exempts large-scale biomass-burning facilities from carbon dioxide limits under the Clean Air Act for...

July 1, 2011

Biomass Rule Bad News for Southern Forests, Undercuts Climate Change Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in its overall effort to rein in heat-trapping greenhouse gases, took a major step backwards today with a final decision to ignore carbon pollution from bioma...

April 27, 2011

New Government Guidance Clarifies Protection of U.S. Wetlands and Streams

New guidance proposed today by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency would bring long-awaited and much needed clarity to the protection of our nation’s streams, wetlands,...

March 16, 2011

Limits on Hazardous Air Pollutants Save Lives and Protect Health

Twenty years after Congress updated the Clean Air Act, the Southern Environmental Law Center welcomed today’s announcement from EPA proposing maximum limits for more than 80 hazardous air pollutants b...