Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week

4/14/15 – Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week WHAT: In celebration of Earth Day, Students for…

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SOCM Member Drocella Mugorewera Set to Speak At Knoxville Neighborhood Conference

Saturday, March 7th, 2015, the Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods will host The Neighborhood Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center. This event will bring together leaders and members of resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood groups in the Knoxville area with government leadership and local nonprofits (including SOCM!) to explore ways to improve the…

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It’s About the Water: As TDEC considers permit renewal for Turner mine, SOCM members seek assurance that water quality will be protected

By Cathie Bird When SOCM members gather next week for a public hearing on renewal of the SMCRA permit for the Turner surface mine, it may seem like déjà vu. For the third time in six years, the Cumberland County Chapter, supported by SOCM’s E3 Committee, will organize to make…

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How TVA Has (not) Changed

12/23/14 – How TVA Has (not) Changed – SOCM members call on TDEC to reject the major modifications to the Kingston Gypsum Landfill Permit Kingston, Tenn. – On Tuesday, December 9th concerned SOCM members joined partners and other Roane County citizens to voice opposition to the TVA’s proposal to store coal…

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The Fight for Flat Rock

Local residents and SOCM members in Rutherford County are fighting to secure safe drinking water and to protect the unique natural environment surrounding Flat Rock. This short video gives an overview of the threats facing the area and efforts by locals to fight back. Check it out here!  

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