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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Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered To Cease Mining Operations In Tennessee

7/25/14 – Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered to Cease Mining Operations in Tennessee –Billionaire’s subsidiaries face steep fines Knoxville, Tennessee – The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has issued 39 cessation orders against three Jim Justice owned companies in Tennessee. The subsidiaries in question – National Coal,…

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Environmental Organizations To Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice For Clean Water Violations

06/19/14 – Environmental Organizations to Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice for Clean Water Violations – Jim Justice subsidiaries caught violating permit limits and failing to report discharges Knoxville, Tennessee – Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) and Sierra Club have sent a series of “notice of intent to sue” letters…

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TDEC Weakens Pollution Protections for Coal Mine

NASHVILLE, TN – The Sierra Club, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), and the Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) took action today to protect Tennessee streams by challenging the pollution discharge permit that allows continued operations at the Zeb Mountain mine in Campbell & Scott Counties, TN. The groups are…

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