Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

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

April 21, 2010

Clarify Legal Protections for Streams and Wetlands

SELC welcomes the introduction of a bi-partisan compromise in the U.S. House of Representatives that restores long overdue protections for streams and wetlands.

April 21, 2010

Clarify Legal Protections for Streams and Wetlands

SELC welcomes the introduction of a bi-partisan compromise in the U.S. House of Representatives that restores long overdue protections for streams and wetlands.

April 1, 2010

EPA “Tailpipe” Rule Curbing Greenhouse Gases Offers Multiple Benefits for the South

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation today jointly issued a historic rule on curbing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from light-duty vehicles, which contribut...

February 3, 2010

Conservation Groups Applaud Right-Sizing of Massive Mountain Highway in NC, TN

The Departments of Transportation in Tennessee and North Carolina are now studying ways to complete the Corridor K project between Chattanooga and Asheville by improving existing roads instead of buil...

February 2, 2010

Conservation Groups Cheer Settlement Ending Long Fight to Stop Road Through Great Smokies Park

SELC joins conservation groups across the region in applauding the historic settlement that successfully ends the decades-long fight to stop a highway through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

January 7, 2010

SELC Lauds EPA Proposal to Strengthen Ozone Limit to Protect Health of Southerners

Consistent with the latest scientific data about the growing health threat from breathing smog pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to strengthen the national limit for a...

October 26, 2009

EPA To Issue Strict Rules for U.S. Power Plant Air Toxics

The U.S. EPA agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation¹s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit ...

October 14, 2009

Conservationists back USFS action to restore water quality in NC’s Tellico ORV area

Final decision announced today by the U.S. Forest Service as a win-win approach to resolving the problem.

October 1, 2009

SELC applauds introduction of forest-protection bill in Congress

Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with 17 members of the Southeast's congressional delegation are joining more than 150 colleagues from acros...