Does TVA’s Gallatin facility have coal ash problems? Let’s talk about it!

By Cathie Bird On March 25th 2015, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM),Sierra Club Tennessee Chapter, Climate Nashville, Ecogal – The Curious Consumer,Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Working Films will host a free, open community discussion on the continuing impact of Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal ash landfill at the Gallatin…

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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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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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Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration to Keep Promises on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

9/8/14 – Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration to Keep Promises on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining – Citizens to meet with agency officials and Congress, and hold “Our Water, Our Future public rally Washington, D.C., September 8, 2014 —Numerous Appalachian groups and citizens, in coordination with The Alliance for…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities

7/11/14 Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities – Court rejects coal industry’s challenge to Obama Administration’s effort to reign in mountaintop removal mining Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal appeals court sided with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a large coalition of…

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