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Knoxville, TN 37902

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TCWN organizes Tennesseans to claim our right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building coalitions and advancing water policy for a sustainable future.

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TCWN Comments on Kingston Ash Spill

Comprehensive Map of Kingston Ash Spill Area

View the 2009 Winter Newsletter, The Current

Legislators Abandon Limited Resource Waters Issue

(Nashville, TN) A bill originally intended to reclassify streams throughout the state has been rewritten to aid in the removal of tires and other debris from the Nolickucky River. Tennessee House Representative Joe McCord and Senator Steve Southerland were sponsoring a bill commonly referred to as the “Limited Resource Waters Bill” that would have removed protection from approximately 30,000 miles of streams throughout our state…

Governor Bredesen supports Clean Water Restoration Act

(Nashville, TN) "By once again establishing protection for those waters that historically have been protected, this bill removes the uncertainty and confusion for the regulated community and for the state and federal agencies who implement the Clean Water Act and related laws. The Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007...restores Clean Water Act protections to those [waters] that existed for decades..." Read TCWN's thank you letter to Governor Bredesen.

Of Time and the River: Development threatens the health of the Tennessee River

(WBIR-TV, Knoxville) ... River watchdogs also say industrial pollution has improved, but that it continues to harm our waterways. Renee Hoyos of the Tennessee Clean Water Network cites the Troubled Waters study published every two years by the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups noting Tennessee still "ranks eighth in the nation for the number of pollution permit exceedances..."

TN Clean Water Network Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Water Protection

(Knoxville, TN) TCWN is the 2007 recipient of the American Canoe Association’s Green Paddle Award for Waterway Conservation. The award is presented annually to an individual or a group that has made an outstanding contribution to Paddlesport by protecting America's waterways.