Boxtown residents have had little say in the Byhalia Connection pipeline project, which could erase their properties’ value and threaten Memphis’ water supply.
Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up the nation’s largest industrial disaster without proper protective gear. At least 51 have died. Twelve years later, they’re still waiting for financial or medical help.
These coal communities are protecting sick miners from COVID-19 and pushing Congress for more support
In rural east Tennessee and Kentucky, community networks and mutual aid efforts are supporting vulnerable people who need transportation, internet access, and food.
As the climate in the Southeast gets warmer and wetter, dam inspectors and experts say changes in regulations are necessary.