Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

April 27, 2009

Interior Secretary Salazar seeks to vacate rule that allowed coal industry to ruin Appalachian streams

A key claim in SELC's lawsuit was that the Bush administration failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for impacts to at-risk species before issuing the rule, as required by the Enda...

February 27, 2009

US Forest Service proposes closing ORV area in North Carolina to protect water quality

In an environmental assessment issued today, the U.S. Forest Service found that muddy runoff from off-road vehicle use in the designated Tellico River ORV area in the Nantahala National Forest has cau...

January 16, 2009

Groups sue Bush administration on coal mining law

The Southern Environmental Law Center and National Parks Conservation Association are filing suit today in federal court in Washington D.C. challenging a rule issued last month by the Bush Administrat...

December 23, 2008

Flood of Coal Waste in TN Demonstrates Dangers and Need for Regulation, says SELC

A December 22 flood of toxic coal sludge—enough to fill 798 Olympic-size swimming pools—in Tennessee demonstrates the dangers of burning coal and underscores the need for stringent regulation of coal ...

December 19, 2008

Environmental Groups Point the Way to Mercury Pollution

Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court here, seeking a firm and enforceable new deadline for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require deep...

September 12, 2008

Sprawl, population growth, lack of planning are among factors in Southern drought

Despite the rain from recent hurricanes that has fallen across the Southeast, much of the region remains firmly in the grip of drought conditions

June 2, 2008

South has much at stake as U.S. Senate begins historic debate on climate change legislation

The U.S. Senate today began much-anticipated debate on the Climate Change Security Act of 2008, also known as the Warner-Lieberman bill. The U.S. has lagged well behind other industrial nations in add...

April 14, 2008

Environmental groups take legal aim at commercial rock digging in Tennessee state park

More than a dozen public interest groups have banded together in a legal move designed to stop the potential destruction of state parks and private lands throughout Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau from...

January 15, 2008

Federal Government Disregarding Impacts of Coal Mining on Nation’s Endangered Wildlife

A team of conservation groups, together with Tennessee's wildlife agency, today filed a petition with federal agencies demanding they stop ignoring the impacts of coal mining, including mountaintop re...