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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 Responsibility, and Working Films will host a free open community discussion on the continuing impact of Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal ash landfill, the recent lawsuit filed by the state against TVA, and what it means for the future of the Gallatin community. In light of recent coverage of the multiple implications of TDEC’s lawsuit against TVA, the event will offer a forum for community members to share their perspectives and have their voices heard.Read more....
Kingston citizens made a strong show in favor of continuing the fight against coal ash in their community.Read more....
Press Release: 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 ApprovalsRead more....
Proposed TDEC Permit Raises Major Red Flags, Fails to Protect Health and SafetyRead more....
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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 ash in a current gypsum landfill at the Kingston Fossil Plant site in Kingston, TN.Read more....
Local residents and SOCM members in Rutherford County, Tennessee are fighting to secure safe drinking water and to protect the unique natural environment surrounding the Flat Rock community. This short video made by local residents and SOCM gives an overview of the threats facing this area and efforts by locals to fight back. Check it out below! You can also learn more from this recent article on the campaign.Read more....
April 2, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
April 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
DuBose Conference Center, 635 College Street, Monteagle
April 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Common Ground, 405 W. Fourth Street, Crossville
April 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Westwood Garden Center, 1 Westwood Garden Drive, Jackson
April 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
Community Center, 216 N. Main Street, Rocky Top
April 13, 2015
Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville
April 13, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)
St. James Church, 306 Bluegrass Ave, Mt Pleasant
April 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015
Morgan House (UU Nashville), 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville
April 20, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)
MTSU, 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro
April 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
SOCM Office, 2507 Mineral Springs Ave, Ste D, Knoxville
April 28, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)