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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National Coal to Exit Surface Mining Business

Nashville, TN – Yesterday, Sierra Club, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), Tennessee Clean Water Network, and National Coal LLC reached an agreement in pending litigation surrounding Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at three sites owned by the mining company – Zeb Mountain Mine (also known as Mine 7), Mine…

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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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