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Memphis City Council passes one law protecting Memphians from oil pipeline pollution. Other laws still pending. 

Concerned citizens in Memphis finally have some concrete means for fighting back against future pipeline projects.

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Learning the Importance of Environmental Assessment Analysis for a Career in Clean Energy

During my summer internship at SACE, I’ve experienced a tremendous amount of professional growth, which will prepare me for a future working to reduce humanity's carbon footprint.

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Protecting the Right to Vote is Essential to Combat the Climate Crisis

Equitable voting access for all Americans has a profound impact on the future of our country and our climate, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy stands firmly against any form of…

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Knoxville City Council approves KUB broadband proposal, and electric grid upgrades that come along with it

SACE supports expanding access to broadband for Knoxville citizens in a smart and fair manner. By doing so, KUB can improve the electric grid, address the "Digital Divide," and prioritize equity.

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With Byhalia Pipeline In The Rear View, Memphis Can Focus On A Clean Energy Future

Memphis area residents have successfully defeated the Byhalia oil pipeline project, which was officially canceled by its developers on July 2.

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Knoxville Water and Energy for All Unveils Research Findings and Launches Campaign for More Affordable Utilities from KUB

Research shows nearly a quarter of Knoxville households are utility burdened, meaning they pay more than 10% of their income on KUB bills, including 40% of Black households. Coalition forms to call…

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Voting Rights Bill Hits Roadblock in Senate, Faces Uncertain Future as Deadline for Democracy Approaches

Update: On Thursday, July 1, the Supreme Court dealt yet another blow to our freedom to vote in Brnovich v DNC by upholding Arizona’s discriminatory voting laws and weakening Section 2 of the Voting…

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Oil pipeline company agrees to pause project, Memphis City Council delays vote on ordinance

The proposed Byhalia pipeline saga continues, with the Memphis City Council Public Works committee deciding last week to delay voting on an ordinance which would present a roadblock to the pipeline.

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Memphian Rep. Steve Cohen introduces bill to improve coal ash clean up

U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) earlier this month introduced legislation called the “Ensuring the Safe Disposal of Coal Ash Act” to strengthen the regulations surrounding coal ash clean up. Shortly after the…

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Memphis City Council delays vote on pipeline ordinance 

Pearl Eva Walker also contributed to this blog post. She is a Memphis resident who works on our Memphis Has the Power campaign. Community opposition in Memphis to the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline, which…