Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone is the size of Connecticut
The Dead Zone - an area in the Gulf devoid of oxygen - is 5,008 square miles this year. That is three times larger than the goal set years ago when efforts began to address the nutrient pollution causing the Dead Zone.
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CLEAN WATER POLICY
TCWN works to protect clean water in Tennessee. Click here to learn more about this program.
Sometimes it takes a lawsuit to bring polluters to the table. TCWN uses litigation as a last resort. Click here to see our ongoing litigation.
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TCWN is working to protect urban landscapes. We have been working with the City of Knoxville and the Aslan Foundation to protect and restore vital urban forests in Williams Creek and Goose Creek by purchasing undeveloped lots, combating invasive species using goats, stream assessments, and creating contempletive parkspace in the inner city.
TCWN works to create a sustainable future and healthy communities. We started the Tennessee Food Policy Council and we have a new initiative called Bringing Tap Back, Get Hooked on a Filling! This initiative will encourage drinking water instead of a sugary beverage by installing drinking fountains in the 6 major cities in Tennessee. Click here to learn more.
The Mississippi River Collaborative is a partnership of environmental organizations and legal centers in states that border the Mississippi River, as well as other regional and national groups, which works to reduce pollution entering the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as the Gulf of Mexico.
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Annual Dead Zone measurement released.
TCWN complains to state about mitigation failures in Knox County.
The Goats Returned to Williams Creek Urban Forest.
TCWN's comments on the Brownsville wastewater treatment plant permits are available.
Draft regulations defining waters of the US are out for public comment.
TCWN Opposes Any Attempt by the Mining Industry to Remove Federal Oversight of Tennessee's Mining Program. To learn more, click here.