TDEC Commissioner, Worker Testify in Hearing Over Golf Tournament Attended by Industry Insiders

Despite statements to the contrary from the department’s commissioner, a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation worker told state lawmakers that he was asked by a top official to manage a golf tournament sponsored by industry insiders, the Tennessean reports. Previously, Commissioner David Salyers claimed the event was privately-run and not a government event. The worker, Charles Burroughs, testified in a House Committee on Government Operations hearing that high-ranking appointees requested in 2002 that he oversee the tournament.
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