Tennessee's Clean Water Rules are under threat! Proposed changes would undermine critical protections for rivers and streams, making it easier to pave over our natural heritage and harder for the public to have a say.
Send your comments to the Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil & Gas (the Water Board). Tell the Water Board and your legislators to SAY NO on revising the rules to make it easier for polluters to destroy our rivers and streams and harder for the public to participate in environmental decision-making.
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On October 16, the Water Board will meet and consider proposed revisions to Tennessee's Clean Water Rules. The new rules would be so detrimental to Tennessee's natural heritage that the US EPA has warned that in many cases, they don't even meet the minimum requirements of federal law. Click here to learn more about the specific problems with the revised rules.
Tell your regulators and legislators to reject the proposed changes to the Clean Water Rule that would undermine key protections for our rivers and streams. The Water Board needs to hear from you before their next meeting on October 16!
Thank you very much for taking the time to communicate your concerns to Tennessee's environmental agency, board, and key legislators to reject the proposed changes to critical TN Clean Water Rules that would undermine our protections for our drinking water, and lakes, rivers and streams.
Tennessee is enjoying rapid growth, but development must not come at the cost of our natural heritage and drinking water quality. Protecting our clean water is crucial to sustaining growth and quality of life in this state. We know most people are not closely following the actions of Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil & Gas, the State environmental agency and legislature. The Harpeth Conservancy will continue working tirelessly to keep you and the public informed about risks to our clean water, about positive efforts to protect our waterways, and how you can help. But we only succeed in defending and restoring our rivers and streams if citizens like you take action to make their voices heard.
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