Our Press Room features TCWN press releases and other media coverage highlighting issues relevant to the mission of the organization.
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Renee Hoyos, Executive Director
Office: 865.522.7007 x100
Today the Tennessee Clean Water Network and 2 local residents filed a 60-Day notice of intent to sue in Federal Court against the developers of the Legends at Washington Pike Subdivision in northeast Knox County, Tennessee. The named defendants are Victor Jernigan, Jeff McBride (Babelay Farm, LLC, Babelay Farm II, LLC, and Clear Creek Construction, LLC), The Legends at Washington Pike, LLC, James Lee Sharp (Sharp Contracting, Inc) and David Hathaway (Hathaway Construction, LLC). The Network has documented hundreds of days of violation of the Federal Clean Water Act at the site over the past four months, including dozens of water quality violations. To see photos and the 60-day notice, click here.
At the start of the 2009 Tennessee Legislative Session the Tennessee Clean Water Network was actively watching and working against 14 bills with the potential to negatively impact our state’s waters. Now at the conclusion of this session only 1 bad bill was passed.
To read more about the status of 2009 Tennessee State Legislature's water bills click here.
Tuesday June 2, 2009 residents of Crossville gathered at The Palace Theater to participate in a hearing on the disposal of 5.4 million cubic yards of coal fly ash from the Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant in a nearby abandoned quarry. Proponents of the project from Smith Mountain Solutions, LLC were granted unlimited speaking time while the public was given three minutes each to express concerns. The third resident to speak, Margie Buxbaum was forcible removed from the lectern by police for speaking one minute over her time. She was detained behind a curtained door and released minutes later to applause.
Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) Executive Director Renee Victoria Hoyos will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment regarding the TVA ash spill on March 31, 2009.
Tennessee Clean Water Network Executive Director Renee Victoria Hoyos is available for interviews on the Kingston coal ash spill and the impact on area waters
Renee Victoria Hoyos, Executive Director of Tennessee Clean Water Network and board president of the national Clean Water Network, met with President-elect Obama's transition team Monday in Washington, D.C., along with 30 other state and national environmental groups to discuss water issues across the nation.
A group calling themselves the Coalition for Responsible Water Rights will be speaking at Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 26th Annual Environmental Awards Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park on October 2, 2008, to discuss the deregulation of water.
- Victor Jernigan, Washington Square:
60-Day Notice of Intent to Suit Under the Clean Water Act
- Supplement to 60 Day Notice
Knox County Spends $1.9M+ on Deficient Stormwater
Taxpayer dollars wasted while property owners suffer damage from overdevelopment
Tennessee Clean Water Network Honors East TN
Frank Hensley Named 2006 Bill Russell River Hero
- 'Megasite' opponents fear worse pollution (Associated Press)
County’s Non-Compliance with Clean Water Laws Causing Damage to Private Property
Citizen group kicks off enforcement campaign, Targets Mayor
- Renee Hoyos, TCWN Executive Director, Remarks
- Knox County Clean Water Alliance Flood Action Brochure
- Knox County Clean Water Alliance
- TCWN comments to
the US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Cover memo sent to County, State officials regarding violations of state and federal laws in the proposed stormwater ordinance.
- Technical Memo sent to County, State officials outlining 11 points of contention
- Stormwater Memo to City Council (1/06/06)
- About 2005 River Hero, Chester McConnell
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