25 Apr 2001
June 12, 2000
The Tennessee Water Quality Control Board will be considering proposed regulations in early JULY governing the protection of state streams and wetlands. Weakened by the road-building industry, these laws will actually allow more pollution to the waters of the state if it is determined the water is not important or provides a specific public benefit. In other words, if the water is already polluted, or does not have some specific purpose, pollution will be permitted. Any community living near polluted water therefore will become a target for more development, sprawl, and pollution.
April 17, 2000
FLOODPLAIN SPRAWL and WETLAND DESTRUCTION
Causing More Flood Deaths and Damage Across the Country According to a
Report Released by the Sierra Club, March 20. "Permitting Disaster in America: How Reforming "Rubber
Stamp" Wetland Destruction Permits Will Protect Your Family from
More Flood Risks" shows that the Army Corps of Engineers gave developers
99% of the wetland destruction permits requested between 1988-1996 in
America, even in high flood states.
Developers get virtually all of those wetland destruction permits,
even in Presidentially Declared Flood Disaster counties, according to
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data.
For copies of Permitting Disaster,
send $10 to the Sierra Club at 214 N. Henry St., Suite 203, Madison, WI
53703 or call 608-257-4994.