Environment & Natural Resources

Press release from Department of Environment & Conservation; June 29, 2012: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Parks system is issuing a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in all state parks due to dry weather conditions that could increase the potential for wildfire hazards. The backcountry campfire ban is effective immediately and will remain in place […]

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Press release from Tennessee Conservation Voters; June 25, 2012: Nashville, TN (Aug., 2012)- Tennessee Conservation Voters, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Tennessee’s environment, announces the release of its 10th annual Legislative Scorecard. The TCV scorecard is published to provide a clear and concise way to understand and evaluate each legislator’s voting […]

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Press release from Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment; June 27, 2012:  Push reflects views of 83 percent of Americans that a “new-grassroots driven” effort is needed Knoxville, TN – June 27, 2012 – Fed up with the undue influence of the energy companies, utilities, lobbyists and other interests that are making it impossible for Washington […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; June 19, 2012: SEVIERVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a grant for the final link in a pedestrian and bicycle route between downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. The $423,833 transportation enhancement grant to the […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation; June 15, 2012:   Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announces the formation of a new Environmental Advisory Council for the department. The group will focus on enhancing TDOT’s commitment to protecting Tennessee’s natural resources while building, operating and maintaining the state’s transportation […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; June 6, 2012: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that two communities, one water authority, and one water/wastewater authority have been approved to receive a total of $25.5 million in low-interest loans for water […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; June 4, 2012:   NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 9 when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; May 22, 2012: COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today joined members of the General Assembly, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate the newly created Cummins Falls State Park, the […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; April 24, 2012: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today a new pilot program designed to build efficiencies in how construction stormwater permits are issued, while satisfying the permit requirements at both the state and local levels and improving overall water […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; April 12, 2012: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced ten Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; April 13, 2012: NASHVILLE – Thanks to a mild winter and a warm, sunny spring, Tennessee’s famous strawberry crop looks good despite the recent frosts. “We had a pretty good frost in many areas of the state,” says Tammy Algood, fruit and vegetable marketing specialist with the […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; April 5, 2012: Focus on Farm and Forest Issues, Rural Development Opportunities – NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of listening sessions across the state in April and May for farmers, forest landowners and agribusinesses. The purpose of the meetings is to […]

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