Post Tagged with: "TDEC"

Hot, Dry Weather Ramps Up Air Alerts

by / on July 9, 2012

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

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Agencies Link up to Protect Mussels

by / on May 24, 2011

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.

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TDEC Returns to Normal Water Monitoring After May Flooding

by / on June 16, 2010

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.

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TDEC Fines TVA $11.5 Million for Ash Spill

by / on June 14, 2010

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

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GOP Candidates for Governor See TDEC as Business Impediment

by / on February 19, 2010

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.

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

by / on August 13, 2009

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

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TDEC Moves to Plug Oil Wells, Producers Fight Back

by / on August 3, 2009

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

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“Streams Bill” Heads to Governor

by / on June 1, 2009

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.

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Streams Bill Progressing in Both State Chambers

by / on May 20, 2009

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.

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Outside Consultants Could Decide Where Streams Start

by / on May 12, 2009

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.

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