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 & Stophel, P....
Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450-0019
(423)757-0207
Immediate Past Chair
Darlene Marsh, LLC
P. .O. Box 59332
Nashville, TN 37205
(615)417-2985
Vice-Chair
TN Dept of Environment &...
312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 2nd floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)253-4169

Plaintiff Won’t Drop TVA Tree Suit, Despite Concessions

Plaintiffs suing the Tennessee Valley Authority over its tree-clearing policies won’t back off their fight, despite TVA promises to stop applying the policy, Knoxnews reports. Attorney for the plaintiffs Don K. Vowell filed a response Wednesday in U.S. District Court requesting that the TVA explain what policy they will use instead of the old one. The controversy centers around TVA’s “15-foot-rule,” in which any tree in a transmission line right of way that could grow over 15 feet is deemed a potential threat to the line and should be removed.
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Symposium Looks at Aftereffects of Wildfires

Experts in risk management, environmental impacts and the law gathered at a wildfire symposium Thursday at Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law in downtown Knoxville. WBIR reported that much of the discussion focused on November's deadly Sevier County wildfires, which left 14 people dead and damaged or destroyed some 2,500 structures.

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