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)

Monday, August 31, 2015

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  • Investigation Continues for Limestone Cattle Thief
  • Bond Set at $1 Million for Triple-Homicide Suspect
  • JC Man Charged for Tampering With Crime Scene Involving His Brother's Suicide
  • Sheriff Said Murder Suspect "Hated His Mother" Most of His Life
  • Sheriff Wayne Anderson Gives More Information About Triple Homicide in Sullivan County
  • Hawkins County Inmate Sends Officer to Hospital
  • Erwin Woman Shot, Husband Turned Himself In
  • Former Attorney General, Gate City Native Jerry Kilgore Joins Scott Walker's Campaign
  • Rogersville Man Charged With Aggravated Assault
  • Two Women Arrested After Assault at Johnson City Gas Station
  • Johnson City Construction Project Will Close Busy Road Overnight
  • Sheriff: Bristol, TN Shooting Victim Were Ambushed, No Clear Motive
  • Hawkins Co Man Charged After Just-Filled Prescription for Valium Goes Missing
  • Magistrates Soon to Go To Work in Sullivan County to Correct "Deficiency"
  • FEC Reports Haslam Gives $500,000 in Political Contributions So Far in 2015
  • Man Arrested for Stealing Pricey Equipment from Johnson City Store



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