Law & Policy
Monitoring and enforcing water pollution control for drinkable, fishable, and swimmable waters in Tennessee.
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We protect water through policy and litigation
TCWN monitors industrial and municipal compliance with state and federal law. We comment on water permits and bring lawsuits to hold polluters accountable.
Tennessee waters are special
The Hatchie River (West Tennessee) is the longest free-flowing tributary of the lower Mississippi River.
The Stones River Watershed (Middle Tennessee) contains sixty-nine documented rare plant and animal species, including eight rare fish species.
The Clinch and Powell rivers (East Tennessee) are considered the only ecologically intact (undammed) headwaters of the Tennessee River system.
Water Quality Threats
Half of Tennessee streams are polluted.
Nearly three-fifths of Tennessee's original wetlands have been lost.
Each year, our state legislature attempts to weaken water quality protections.
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