Taxonomy Archives: Tennessee

October 26, 2009

EPA To Issue Strict Rules for U.S. Power Plant Air Toxics

The U.S. EPA agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation¹s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit ...

October 14, 2009

Conservationists back USFS action to restore water quality in NC’s Tellico ORV area

Final decision announced today by the U.S. Forest Service as a win-win approach to resolving the problem.

October 1, 2009

SELC applauds introduction of forest-protection bill in Congress

Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with 17 members of the Southeast's congressional delegation are joining more than 150 colleagues from acros...

October 1, 2009

EPA CO2 Limits Overdue under Clean Air Act, but Welcome

SELC welcomed EPA's announcement on a proposal to establish nationwide standards for controlling largest sources of heat trapping gas pollutants.

September 16, 2009

SELC Urges EPA to Set Strong Smog Limit to Protect Public Health in the South

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will re-evaluate the national limit for ozone pollution.

June 26, 2009

House Passes First U.S. Effort on Climate Change

Passage of this House bill signals a seismic shift in U.S. policy on climate change—from ignoring the problem to attempting to solve it—but the bill needs strengthening by the Senate.

April 27, 2009

Interior Secretary Salazar seeks to vacate rule that allowed coal industry to ruin Appalachian streams

A key claim in SELC's lawsuit was that the Bush administration failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for impacts to at-risk species before issuing the rule, as required by the Enda...

February 27, 2009

US Forest Service proposes closing ORV area in North Carolina to protect water quality

In an environmental assessment issued today, the U.S. Forest Service found that muddy runoff from off-road vehicle use in the designated Tellico River ORV area in the Nantahala National Forest has cau...

January 16, 2009

Groups sue Bush administration on coal mining law

The Southern Environmental Law Center and National Parks Conservation Association are filing suit today in federal court in Washington D.C. challenging a rule issued last month by the Bush Administrat...

December 23, 2008

Flood of Coal Waste in TN Demonstrates Dangers and Need for Regulation, says SELC

A December 22 flood of toxic coal sludge—enough to fill 798 Olympic-size swimming pools—in Tennessee demonstrates the dangers of burning coal and underscores the need for stringent regulation of coal ...