Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

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...

June 11, 2010

MMS deepwater lease sales to BP and other companies continue lax oversight say groups

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) continues to approve new leases after the Deepwater Horizon explosion that give British Petroleum and other companies the right to drill even more deepwater wells...

June 10, 2010

SELC Cheers US Senate Rejection of Anti-Clean Air Act Resolution

The Southern Environmental Law Center applauds action by the U.S. Senate today voting down a proposal that would have prolonged the country's addiction to fossil fuels even as oil continues to spew in...

June 9, 2010

Conservationists Applaud New Wilderness Bill for Tennessee

Tennessee Wild, a broad coalition of conservation organizations, praised Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker today for introducing legislation to permanently protect new wilderness areas on the Ch...

May 25, 2010

BP to be sued over harm to endangered species

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Defenders of Wildlife today notified BP that they would file suit against the company for the unauthorized take of endangered species caused by the continuing...

May 17, 2010

Minerals Management Service’s complicity in Gulf oil disaster challenged in court

Defenders of Wildlife and the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed suit challenging the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) complicity in the Gulf oil disaster and continued lax oversight of ...

May 12, 2010

Climate Bill:  Admirable Goals, Concerns about Details

We welcome a renewed focus in the U.S. Senate on addressing the problem of climate change, and look forward to working with policymakers to improve the effectiveness of draft legislation outlined tod...

May 5, 2010

EPA Proposes National Safeguards on Coal Ash

After years of delay, tragedy in Tennessee, EPA proposes regulatory options but stops short of issuing a strict rule