Environmental Law Section

The section informs its members of local, state and national environmental laws and regulations. The section coordinates annual substantive continuing legal education programs on environmental law and produces a quarterly newsletter.

Chair
Chambliss Bahner
605 Chestnut St 1700 Liberty Twr
Chattanooga, TN 374500019
(423)757-0207
Immediate Past Chair
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
424 Church Street, Suite 1401
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)620-1716
Vice-Chair
TN Dept of Environment &...
312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 2nd floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)253-4169

Environmental Law Writing Competition Underway

The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced the 10th annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award writing competition for law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school in 2016 or 2017. The competition is held in memory of one of the section's outstanding founding members and has a cash prize pool of $1,200. It is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law. Entries are due by April 1. The competition rules and announcement are available here in downloadable format.

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Federal Clean Water Lawsuit Against TVA Set for Pretrial Motions

The Nashville Scene has an in-depth cover story about the lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which is set for pretrial motions next week in U.S. District Court. Judge Waverly Crenshaw will hear the suit, which centers around the Gallatin Fossil Plant, located on the banks of the Cumberland River, and the way TVA stores the facility’s toxic coal ash byproduct. Environmental groups are concerned about potential contamination to the Cumberland and the area surrounding the site.
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