Mar 29 2008
09:08 am

An Opinion in the Roane County News asks most of the right questions about the recent Oil Well emergency and the response to it.

It is clear from what happened that the lessons of the well blowout in Morgan County were not learned and we were doomed to repeat all the same mistakes only with far greater consequences this time.

Tennessee Law is inadequate at this point and unable to insure that Drillers are responsible or that land owners and adjacent property owners are protected. This is not rocket science and the wheel does not need to be reinvented. There is ample legislation that can be adapted for Tennessee...Even Louisianna has laws that better protect its citizens.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.