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)

Friday, July 03, 2015

  • SW Virginia Coalbed Methane Royalty Owner Provisions Take Effect This Month
  • Report: New Hospital Coming to Erwin in 2018
  • Extensive Prep Underway for Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Johnson City's Freedom Hall
  • Documents Show Bristol, TN Ready to Use Eminent Domain to Take Property for Flood Mitigation
  • AAA Projects More Holiday Travelers Taking to The Road July 4th Weekend
  • Four Juveniles Arrested for Breaking Into Johnson City Business
  • Bristol, VA Man Arrested After Animal Cruelty Investigation
  • New BVU Chair: "We want to get to the bottom" of Scandal
  • Community Service Deadline Approaches for Free Tennessee College Program
  • Abingdon Arson Suspect Due in Court Next Month in Martinsville
  • Three Injured in Wednesday Crash on Hwy 11E in Telford
  • Tennessee Man Involved in Abduction, Rape Case in Oregon Gets $1 Million Bond
  • Former Eastman Executive Named Chairman of Local Hospital
  • Kingsport Man - "In it for the Money"- Sent to Prison for 10 Years for Drug Dealing
  • False Alarm at Tri-Cities Regional Airport After Security Alert
  • Thief Demands Drugs In Walgreen's Robbery
  • Bristol Chamber Of Commerce Names New CEO
  • Bill to Consider TN Wilderness Act to Expand Cherokee National Forest Up for Fourth Try



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