Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

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...

July 5, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Transportation Bill

After over two years of delay, Congress has finally passed a transportation reauthorization bill.

May 7, 2012

Groups Reach Agreement in Canton Paper Mill Controversy

Establishing stricter limits on the temperature of the wastewater discharged into the Pigeon River from the paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, has enabled five conservation and river advocacy group...

March 16, 2012

Medical & Health Groups File Suit to Protect Limits on Mercury, Air Toxic Pollution

Today five professional medical societies and public health groups took legal action to support public health safeguards that reduce mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants.

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...