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, August 29, 2014

  • Hawkins County Couple Due in Court in Grape Soda Murder Case
  • Assistant Band Director Arrested for Having Sex with Student
  • New ETSU Study Links Smoking and Obesity
  • Swearing In Ceremonies for Recently Elected Tri-Cities Officials
  • Dobyns-Bennett Named One of America's Top High Schools
  • Parole Sought in Notorious Sullivan County Massage Parlor Murders
  • Snakes, Bear Sighting Cause Sullivan Elementary to Close Playground
  • Sullivan County Commissioners Fail to Support Lawsuit Settlement
  • Hearing Set for Former Bristol Non Profit Executive



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