Wednesday, January 30, 2013

UT Hopes To Lease Land To Fund Studies On Fracking
Environmental groups are asking a committee of the State Building Commission to prevent the use of a gas drilling technique at a forested tract owned by UT. The Southern Environmental Law Center asked, on behalf of a half-dozen environmental groups that fracture drilling, or fracking, not be allowed in the Cumberland Research Forest. A letter to the commission's executive subcommittee states the University of Tennessee is dragging its feet on public records requests and asks the panel to defer action on drilling until the public is better informed of university intentions. UT is asking to solicit bids to lease part of the 8-thousand acre tract. The university said it would use revenue from leases to fund studies into the environmental impact of fracking. (bg)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

  • Police: Arsonists Torch Three Campers, Cabin in Hawkins County, Escape by Canoe
  • Lee County VA Federal Inmate Gets 20 Years for Throwing Hot Liquid, Stabbing a Prison Guard
  • Guns In Parks Bill in TN Amended to Allow Firearms at State Capital Grounds
  • Attorney General Announces $29 Million in Natural Gas Royalites to SW Virginia Landowners
  • Wellmont Health System Sets Announcement on "Future"
  • Arson Suspected in Wildfire in Unicoi County
  • Bristol, Virginia Jury Hearing Case of Random Shooting Spree
  • Kingsport Police Seize Almost $30K in Drugs, $60K in Cash, Arrest Three
  • Alpha Natural Resources Refinancing Debt
  • King University to Train Social Workers
  • Open Container Law Rejected Again in TN General Assembly
  • Audit: Prisoners, Dead Among Those Receiving Unemployment
  • Sponsor Withdraws Tennessee Abortion Ultrasound Bill
  • 'Insure Tennessee' Fails in Senate Subcommittee for Second Time
  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder



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