Petition statement to be delivered to The Tennessee State House, The Tennessee State Senate, and Governor Bill Haslam

Protection of Tennessee Scenic Vistas

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Protection of Tennessee Scenic Vistas

To be delivered to The Tennessee State House, The Tennessee State Senate, and Governor Bill Haslam

Petition Statement

The Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act (SB 0577/ HB 0291) would prohibit permits for surface mining on ridges above 2,000 feet. By signing this petition, I am endorsing the original unamended bill sponsored by Senator Stewart in the Senate, and Representative McDonald in the House. Amendments offered by committee members in both houses changed the intent of the bill from one of protection to one that would allow coal companies to mine and then attempt to put the pieces of the destroyed mountain back together.
There are currently 4,663 signatures. NEW goal - We need 5,000 signatures!

Petition Background

For 5 years there had been a proposal in the state legislature to prohibit surface coal mining above 2000 feet. This petition is a start at preserving the mountains we cherish.

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