Environment & Natural Resources

Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; September 20, 2012:  TWRA issues “clarification” or policy change on permit holders during bow season TFA has received and confirmed reports that TWRA was advising its officers that a bow hunter (or muzzleloader hunter) who does not have a handgun permit could be charged with criminal hunting violations […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation; September 12, 2012:  NASHVILLE – The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 9 a.m. (CST), the meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission, located at […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation; Sept. 7, 2012:  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is joining the Tennessee Department of Health to encourage Tennesseans and private water well owners in the state to observe Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 11. Sponsored by the National Ground Water […]

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Press release from the Department of Environment & Conservation; August 24, 2012:   NASHVILLE – Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at the Ellington Agriculture Center campus in Nashville today, recognizing 11 honorees whose efforts have made a positive impact on Tennessee’s natural resources. […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; August 13, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2012 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 1. Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely […]

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Press Release from the U.S. Department of Justice; Aug. 6, 2012:  Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States today resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company violated the Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing ebony […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; July 23, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants now prominently post calorie content information, allowing visitors and staff members to make informed decisions about their food choices. This partnership initiative of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation complements ongoing […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; July 20, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The application period deadline for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2012 Big Game Quota Hunts will run is July 25. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency began accepting applications on June 13. The instruction sheet lists information about which WMAs will hold the […]

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Press release from the Department of Environment & Conservation; July 19, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill today announced the premiere of Tennessee State Parks’ new traveling anniversary exhibit that will take state parks’ unique history on the road. Beginning this week, the traveling […]

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Press release from Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today; July 18, 2012:  Following a two day hearing in front of the Senate Environment Committee and members of the House Environment Committee, long time solid waste group BURNT wrote to TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau to urge that pending “Waste Reduction regulation” [Rules 0400_11_09 and 0400_01_10] should not be […]

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Press release from Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today On Tuesday 10 July at 1:30 pm and Wednesday 11 July at 9 am, the Senate Energy and Environment Committee will hold a Special Legislative Committee on Solid Waste and Diversion of waste from landfills in Room 12/14 of the Legislative Plaza. A wide range of witnesses […]

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Press release from the Department of Environment & Conservation; July 5, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today more than $318,000 in grants to support solid waste management activities in communities across Tennessee. The Tennessee General Assembly established development districts in 1966 to do […]

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