Saturday marked the thirteenth air quality alert for the Nashville area due to higher temperatures and dry weather conditions.
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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.
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.
The Tennessee Valley Authority was fined more than $11 million Monday by environmental regulators for the Kingston coal ash spill in 2008.
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.
Congressman Zach Wamp made gubernatorial campaign stops in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood Thursday.
Tennessee’s environmental regulators are making a new push to fill-in abandoned oil and gas wells on the Cumberland Plateau.
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.
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.
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.