Interesting stuff here. Looks like Tennessee isn't the only state where corporations have politicians pitted against their own citizens. I wish more municipalities would get going on providing broadband to everyone.
Fiberoptics to every door...(Broadband is the new chicken?)
Thanks to Earl Nall for the tip!
Oooooo, Baby! It looks like our news organizations are picking up on the legalized bribery system that runs Tennessee Legislators. Ken Yager is the toad in the headlights.Continued...
Economic and Industrial recruiter, Beverly Stroh passed away due to a stroke last night. More information will be forthcoming...Ray Collett
Alexander and Corker vote NO on confirming Kathleen Sebelius as Sec. of Health and Human Services. I mean it's not like the nation is facing a Swine Flu pandemic or anything and might need the top health official in the country on the job...Continued...
Comments to be received by June 17, 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing the following changes to navigation on the Clinch River
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing the following changes to navigation on the Clinch River:
Discontinue all Federally Maintained Aids to Navigation from Mile 4.8 to Mile 60.5, including all channel buoys.
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing the following changes to navigation on the Emory River:
Discontinue all Federally Maintained Aids to Navigation, including all channel buoys.
I have to post this bit of shameless bit of gastronomic commerce.Continued...
It's really kind of funny to see developers backing these bills, since it will mean that they will have to deal with the EPA in Atlanta, instead of TDEC in Nashville. It's fairly obvious they haven't thought this out.
A compatriot is sending this letter:
To: House Environment subcommittee
The Honorable Brenda Gilmore:
As a member of the House Environment Subcommittee you will be addressing
three bills in your subcommittee hearing this Tuesday, April 28. The bills are HB1615, HB1616, and HB1617. The 7,000 members of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club strongly oppose each of these bills, and ask that you cast your vote against them. The following points will summarize the reasons for our opposition:
Dang! I was sent inside info and wasn't here to post it. Good news for Tennessee though.
Secretary of the interior Ken Salazar will announce his determination that the mountaintop coal mining "stream buffer zone rule" issued by the Bush Administration is legally defective.
"Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged."
Last weekend's National Weather Service increased fire weather statement has been continued into this week: (link...)
We have a community service project that will tie us up most of the day.
I've got my sunscreen and my straw hat and a big water jug. You guys will have to take up the slack.
Ignore this. We are testing the book feature.
"There are no remaining employees, and there is no business to reorganize,"
Burning permits are required until May 15, although even if you have one it is a good idea not to burn this weekend ((link...)). "Escaped debris burns are the leading cause of wildfire." -- TN Dept. of ForestryContinued...
TWRA, at the request of TVA, has established
"a temporary “no wake zone” on the Emory River in Roane County. The zone will include the area where dredging has begun for the Kingston ash spill operations."
"The zone will protect recreational boaters from submerged hazards, staged TVA equipment and will minimize the impact to water turbidity from disturbed ash during the dredging operations." Source: (link...), (link...), (link...)Continued...
We did it before but it looks static now. Is this still active? Just checking. :) (link...)
Looks like we dodged a bullet (for a change).
Ken's Selenium bill is totally illegal.
Dear SOCM members and friends,
I received a call from Mike Webster, the manager for Crossville Coal, owners of the Turner Mine on Smith Mountain. It appears that it's all but a done deal that TVA has contracted with Wright Brothers Trucking Company out of Charleston, TN to dispose of the waste ash in the Turner mine.
Republicans wasted no time in repaying their big money donors by abandoning any promise of a safe and healthy Tennessee environment and are charging forward with pending legislation to pass on the environmental costs of doing business to you and me and our children.Continued...
Scott is much improved over the last time I saw them but unfortunately, Kingston is too.
We have to keep asking why the person in charge of fair elections has to be a partisan? From the Crossville Chronical...
Never in my life have I witnessed anything that comes close to the spectacle called the Cumberland County Election Commission's reorganizational meeting. If you are a fan of Southern gothic novels, then you missed the show of the century.
Now you know as much as I do about this:
U.S. EPA issued Perma-Fix a permit to commercially store and dispose of radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) at its disposal facility located in Kingston, Tennessee. The Kingston disposal facility uses a waste fuel boiler unit for the thermal destruction of radioactive and mixed (radioactive and hazardous) liquids and semi-solid wastes.
Ray Collett sends this note...
Rockwood City Councilman and good friend Gene East passed away this morning. Gene suffered a stroke a couple of months ago. He will certainly be missed.....Evan's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements which will be forthcoming....Ray
Rockwood City Councilman Gene East passed away this morning at the Oak Ridge Hospital. Councilman East was a dedicated supporter of the Rockwood citizens and a good friend. Evans Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements which will be forthcoming...Ray Collett
“We the people do not need Big Government to clean up the environment.”
Robin Smith, Chair TN Republican Party.
"We the people" means big corporations, like National Coal, to Robin Smith, who is pondering a run for Zach Wamp's Congressional seat.
Well, here ya have it. There IS some good news to be found on this earth! Never be a doubter!
Reminds me of Ben Franklin's statement of faith: "The existence of beer is proof positive that there is a merciful God who loves us and wants us to be happy!"
See beer good news at: (link...)
a grinning RB
Sometime during the longest night of this past winter, everybody in Roane County became environmentally aware and quite a few of us became environmental activists. The ghost of our cheap electrical power came back to claim its due.
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