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.

Vice-Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219-1791
Chair
Tennessee Department of...
William Snodgrass Building, 312 Rosa Parks Blvd, second floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)947-2909
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Judge Orders TVA Contractor Negotiate with Sickened Kingston Coal Ash Spill Workers

A federal judge is ordering a TVA contractor accused in the nation’s first and largest case of mass poisoning by coal ash to sit down at the bargaining table with sickened workers, Knoxnews reports. Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Friday ordered Jacobs Engineering into mediation in a toxic tort lawsuit filed on behalf of the hundreds of blue-collar laborers who were sickened — some fatally — after unprotected long-term exposure to the 7.3 million tons of coal ash that spilled from a dike at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County a decade ago. Jacobs was the firm placed in charge of the clean up process by TVA.
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TDEC Seeks Feedback Regarding TNH20 Water Plan

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is seeking feedback on its TNH20 water plan regarding availability and infrastructure of the state’s water supply. The plan an assessment of current water resources and recommendations to help ensure that Tennessee has an abundance of water resources to support future and economic growth. Feedback regarding the program will be accepted until Feb. 28. You can submit your comments here.

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