Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

March 7, 2022

Tennessee legislature’s reckless pipeline amendment takes power from local governments

February 8, 2022

Protect waterways to better protect communities SELC tells Biden administration

WASHINGTON—The Southern Environmental Law Center today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency that were also signed by 90 organizations urging the Biden administration to finalize r...

January 11, 2022

EPA takes critical action to address coal ash pollution

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took critical steps to protect communities and clean water from toxic coal ash pollution by making it clear that utilities must deal with as...

December 14, 2021

Conservation groups intervene in permit case to protect Tennessee’s Duck River from unchecked water withdrawals

MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. — Represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, The Nature Conservancy and Tennessee Wildlife Federation are intervening in a permitting case to support the state’s effo...

November 18, 2021

EPA proposes reversing harmful Trump rule that stripped protections from many waterways

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement regarding EPA’s announcement today of a draft rule to reverse a harmful, destructive rule by the Trump administ...

November 17, 2021

2021 trends making and braking rooftop solar in the South

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center announced its annual Solar “Makers” and “Brakers” — a list of policies that are significantly impacting rooftop solar growth across t...

October 22, 2021

Federal regulators criticize TVA’s outdated, anti-competitive transmission framework

September 22, 2021

Memphis leaders enact drinking water protections

September 21, 2021

Memphis City Council unanimously enacts long-overdue drinking water protections

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council unanimously passed a much-needed ordinance that creates added protections for Memphians’ health and their drinking water.

August 24, 2021

Unfair share: Memphis communities call for environmental justice