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 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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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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