FEDERAL AGENCIES TO CONSIDER HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TENNESSEE COAL MINES ON ENDANGERED SPECIES

KNOXVILLE, TN – Yesterday evening, a federal judge approved a settlement between two federal agencies and a coalition of environmental and community groups that will commit the agencies to comply with the Endangered Species Act at three Tennessee coal strip mines. The agreement resolves first-of-its-kind litigation brought by Statewide Organizing…

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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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Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Funds Presentations

4/3/15 – Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Funds Presentations – AML Policy Priorities Group Educational Tour: Monteagle, Crossville, Rocky Top ABANDONED MINE LANDS (AML) FUNDS PRESENTATIONS AML POLICY PRORITIES GROUP EDUCATIONAL TOUR: MONTEAGLE, CROSSVILLE, ROCKY TOP What: An series of educational presentations on Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Fund to inform and…

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Groups Groups Co-Host Community Discussion on Gallatin’s Coal Ash Story

March 10, 2015 Groups Co-Host Community Discussion on Gallatin’s Coal Ash Story Featuring a screening of Working Films’ highly successful ‘Coal Ash Stories’ series Gallatin, Tenn.  – On March 25th 2015, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), Sierra Club Tennessee Chapter, Climate Nashville, Ecogal, The Curious Consumer, Physicians for Social…

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Court Clears Way for Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Species from Destructive Coal Mining in Tennessee

January 29, 2015 Court Clears Way for Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Species from Destructive Coal Mining in Tennessee – Groups Allege that Federal Agencies Violated Endangered Species Act in TN Mining Approvals Knoxville, TN – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has issued a decision allowing a…

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