Month: October 2016

EPA faults Tennessee for lax water quality enforcement

by Mike Reicher,mreicher@tennessean.com The Environmental Protection Agency criticized Tennessee state regulators for significant shortcomings in their enforcement of the Clean Water Act and other federal pollution laws. Auditors, in a report released in late September, found the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation neglected to penalize permit holders despite months of documented pollution, failed to …

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