Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

March 8, 2011

Public Meetings on Tennessee’s Plan to Protect Cumberland Ridgelines from Surface Coal Mining

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining (OSM) will hold three public hearings starting this week to receive input from local citizens regarding the state's petition to protect mountain ridgelines on public ...

March 1, 2011

Industrial Lobbyists Stick to “Chicken Little” Rhetoric Despite Evidence of Environmental and Health

A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today shows that pollution controls for ozone and soot in the 1990 amendments of the Clean Air Act-currently under harsh attack from polluting in...

January 12, 2011

EPA Backs Down on Controlling Greenhouse Gases from Burning Biomass

Today the EPA changed course and said it will not regulate carbon dioxide from facilities that burn trees and other biomass for at least three years. In the meantime, biomass facilities that come onli...

December 29, 2010

Prime Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee Spared under Agreement Between Conservation Groups and U.S. Forest Service

Conservation groups have withdrawn their challenge of a large timber sale that the U.S. Forest Service was planning in the north section of the Cherokee National Forest after reaching an agreement wit...

October 20, 2010

BP responsible for harm to ecosystem and species in the Gulf

Conservation groups today filed suit against oil giant BP under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the ongoing unlawful harm or killing of endangered and threatened wildlife caused by the company’s ...

October 13, 2010

Southern States Bottom Out in ACEEE National Energy Efficiency Rankings

Following are statements by the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding the findings released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, with state-by-state rankings for energy...

October 1, 2010

Tennessee Governor’s Petition Could Stop Mountaintop Mining on State Owned Lands

The Southern Environmental Law Center and the National Parks Conservation Association today applaud Governor Phil Bredesen and the state of Tennessee for petitioning to limit surface mining on state-...

July 23, 2010

Downstream Users and River Advocates Challenge Paper Mill Permit

Downstream users and river advocates today challenged a North Carolina Division of Water Quality wastewater permit that fails to require adequate reductions in color and thermal pollutants being disch...

July 22, 2010

Oil industry assurances not enough

June 22, 2010

Court Lifts Moratorium, Green Lights More Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf

Environmental groups expressed disappointment over a federal district court decision today to halt a six-month federal moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that would have al...