Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

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...

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Conservation groups have withdrawn their challenge of a large timber sale that the U.S. Forest Service was planning in the north section of the Cherokee National Forest after reaching an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