environment

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 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 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Jan. 11, 2012: Projects Benefit Both the Environment and Bottom Line Nashville – Tennessee Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey, Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and General Services Commissioner Steven G. Cates today announced a series of energy efficiency projects in state government, as well […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he hopes not to have to cut a full 5 percent from each agency’s state budget, but officials at the Department of Environment and Conservation warn that reductions to their spending plan would leave “federal money on the table.”

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Press Release from Mike McWherter for Governor; Oct. 1, 2010: NASHVILLE – Today, the state of Tennessee filed a Lands Unsuitable for Mining petition with the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining. In an effort to preserve wilderness lands currently used by hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen, Governor Bredesen signed the petition requesting that […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release, September 8, 2010: NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the state of Tennessee, through its participation in the national Electric Vehicle (EV) Project, will offer a $2,500 rebate on the first 1,000 electric vehicles purchased in Tennessee. The state rebate will complement a federal tax credit of up to […]

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Press Release from Mike McWherter for Governor; Aug. 19, 2010: NASHVILLE – According to documents obtained from State Environmental Departments, Pilot Oil Corporation has been cited for nearly 50 violations regarding negligent maintenance of underground storage tanks oftentimes resulting in groundwater contamination in Ohio, California, Indiana, New Jersey, Arizona and Tennessee. In addition to state […]

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Press Release from Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, March 23, 2010: Bill to prohibit downblending passes Environment Committee 5-4 NASHVILLE – A Senate committee Tuesday passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Andy Berke (D-Chattanooga) to stop 20,000 tons of foreign nuclear waste from potentially being stranded in Tennessee by prohibiting nuclear waste “downblending.” “We’re one step […]

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Sponsors say constitutional protection is needed to guard against attacks on sport-hunting and -fishing by hostile special interests in the future.

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They say they’re concerned about increasingly oppressive regulations at all levels of government. And, in the cases of TDOT and TDEC, they worry the state seems more interested in taking policy cues from the feds than in developing programs and protections that seek to balance the legitimate interests of all Tennesseans.

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State of Tennessee Press Release, Jan 12, 2010: NEWPORT, Tenn. – The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will visit Newport, Tennessee on January 25, 2010 to take Tennesseans’ public comments on the draft permit North Carolina is proposing to issue to Blue Ridge Paper Products, Inc., doing business as Evergreen Packaging. The proposed permit regulates […]

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State of Tennessee press release, 6 Jan. 2010: Hemlock Semiconductor Earns Silver Award for 2009 Economic Development Deal of the Year NASHVILLE – The editors of Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication, have named Tennessee the magazine’s 2009 State of the Year for the number of new jobs created and amount of capital […]

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