TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 24, 2017
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.