Post Tagged with: "TDEC"

Hot, Dry Weather Ramps Up Air Alerts

July 9, 2012 at 6:25 am

Saturday marked the thirteenth air quality alert for the Nashville area due to higher temperatures and dry weather conditions.

Agencies Link up to Protect Mussels

May 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

Tennessee’s freshwater mussels are getting new protection after decades of neglect. The Corps of Engineers, TVA, state environmental regulators and The Nature Conservancy signed a memorandum of understanding Monday meant to identify and protect mussel habitat.

TDEC Returns to Normal Water Monitoring After May Flooding

June 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm

State regulators have returned to normal water quality testing of Tennessee’s lakes and rivers after heightened monitoring since the flood. Most bodies of water have returned to pre-flood conditions.

TDEC Fines TVA $11.5 Million for Ash Spill

June 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Valley Authority was fined more than $11 million Monday by environmental regulators for the Kingston coal ash spill in 2008.

GOP Candidates for Governor See TDEC as Business Impediment

February 19, 2010 at 1:00 am

Republican candidates vying to be Tennessee’s next governor view the state’s Department of Environment and Conservation as an impediment to business. The four leading contenders appeared at a forum with the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Thursday.

Wamp Wants State to Trim Bureaucracy to Save Money, Stimulate Economy

August 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Congressman Zach Wamp made gubernatorial campaign stops in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood Thursday.

TDEC Moves to Plug Oil Wells, Producers Fight Back

August 3, 2009 at 5:58 am

Tennessee’s environmental regulators are making a new push to fill-in abandoned oil and gas wells on the Cumberland Plateau.

“Streams Bill” Heads to Governor

June 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

A proposed state law to make it easier for landowners to change the water-flow of streams passed its last hurdle last night and went to the governor for a signature.

Streams Bill Progressing in Both State Chambers

May 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would let outside consultants decide whether a watercourse constitutes a stream or not. Opponents say that risks undermining the objectivity of the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Outside Consultants Could Decide Where Streams Start

May 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm

A bill that passed out of the state House Environment and Conservation Committee today would change the way the state determines where a stream starts. Environmentalists say that undermines existing safeguards for clean water.