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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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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Mt. Pleasant Spring Recap 2013

SOCM members in the Maury County Chapter continue their campaign for clean water and affordable utility bills in the town of Mt. Pleasant. Since SOCM members and Mt. Pleasant residents presented 100+ official water quality complaint forms to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) during a Valentine’s Day…

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Smith Mountain Solution

When you think of Cumberland County, Tennessee, you think of the ‘Golf Capital’ of the state. However, that is not exactly what Smith Mountain Solutions, LLC has in mind for the partially reclaimed Turner Mine on Smith Mountain. The Cumberland County Chapter of SOCM has been knee-deep in the struggle…

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