Not Fair, Not Helpful, Not Reform, Not Relief – Legislative Update, Friday, February 1, 2013

TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 THEY’RE BAAAAAAAAACK…The Tennessee State Legislature started back in earnest this week, kicked off by Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday night. And while we’re all smacking our foreheads and working hard to fight back against the antics of certain state senator from Knoxville (Will someone please tell him […]

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The ALEC – Tennessee Connection

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group made up of representatives of large corporations and primarily conservative state legislators, works this way: ALEC members – large corporations with special interests – give them millions of dollars. ALEC holds conferences for state legislators State legislators attend these conferences and take home “cookie-cutter” legislation written […]

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Keith Dobermann Announces Finalists for Worst Legislation in Tennessee

Watch the videos of  Keith Dobermann, Tennessee Citizen Action’s consumer watchdog, announcing each of the 5 finalists for “Worst Legislation in Tennessee!” Who doesn’t like a talking dog?! Vote for your favorite…er, what you think is the “worst of the worst” at www.tnca.org/wlit. The “winner” will be announced on Thursday, October 21 at the LeQuire […]

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Next governor must protect the state’s resources

October 5, 2010 by  
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The second in a series of op-eds ( read the first with Tennessee Disability Coalition) from Tennessee Citizen Action’s Kris Murphy and friends. This time it’s Penny Brooks from the Sierra Club and Tennessee Conservation Voters asking the next governor to protect the state’s valuable resources: “There is still some­thing to save in Ten­nessee” said […]

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Senator Alexander Pushes For EPA Coal Ash Hearing in TN; Environmental Groups Urge Citizens to Attend

September 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Environment, Recent Blog Posts

From SOCM: Environmental groups urge citizens to attend EPA’s Knoxville coal ash hearing Environmental justice groups, forming the Citizens’ Coal Ash Hearing Committee, are again applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its decision to hold a public hearing regarding the classification of coal ash in Tennessee, the site of the nation’s largest coal ash […]

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East Tennessee Ignored by the EPA

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Environment, Recent Blog Posts

Remember the coal ash spill disaster of 2008 “when 1 bil­lion gal­lons of toxic sludge broke out of TVA’s Kingston facil­ity and flooded across towns, fields and water­ways in Kingston and Har­ri­man in Roane County, cov­er­ing 300 acres with toxic coal ash waste and lit­er­ally lift­ing entire homes off their foundations?” The good news is […]

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