A measure in the Tennessee Senate to ban mountaintop removal coal mining in the state has hit a roadblock. The original Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act would have prohibited new mining permits from removing the ridgelines of mountains above 2,000 feet. But an amendment has changed the intent of the bill, and the bill’s lead… Continue reading Amendment Ruins Tennessee Bill to Ban Mountaintop Removal, Sponsor Says
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it plans to develop regulations for managing coal waste. The news comes a little less than three months after a coal ash spill in Tennessee buried more than 300 acres under ashy sludge, polluted nearby rivers, killed fish, and destroyed homes.
Despite attempts to keep her sailing, the Delta Queen will soon take her final trip. She’s headed to Chattanooga, where a new caretaker will permanently dock her and turn the vessel into a floating hotel.