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Tell TN lawmakers you support Scenic Vistas bill

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Tell Tenn. Senators and Governor Haslam you support Scenic Vistas!

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Contact them TODAY!

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban high-elevation surface mining techniques such as mountaintop removal (MTR) – an incredibly devastating form of mining that destroys mountains permanently – BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. The Tennessee State Senate Environment Committee will consider the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act this Wednesday, Feb. 29th. We expect the vote will be very close, so we need your hands on deck to move these legislators to do the right thing!

Please find the Senate Environment Committee’s contact info below and place a call or two TODAY!

mountain top removal mining

Not sure why mountaintop removal mining is so bad?

LEARN MORE HERE or watchthis video from Tennessee Conservation Voters.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Call the Senators on the list below, who sit on the Environment Committee. Let them know you support the Scenic Vistas Protection Act, and want them to vote “YES.”
  • Call Governor Haslam at 615-741-2001. He spoke out against mountaintop removal during his gubernatorial campaign. Ask him to put action to those words by showing leadership to guide the Scenic Vistas bill through the legislature.

Senate Environment Committee

Committee Officers:


- Senator Steve Southerland, Chair – Phone (615) 741-3851


Senator Jack Johnson, Vice-Chair – Phone (615) 741-2495


Senator Jim Summerville, Secretary – Phone (615) 741-4499

Members:


Senator Mike Bell – Phone (615) 741-1946


Senator Mike Faulk – Phone (615) 741-2061


Senator Kerry Roberts – Phone (615) 741-1999


Senator Roy Herron – Phone (615) 741-4576


Senator Beverly Marrero – Phone (615) 741-9128

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Senator Eric Stewart – Phone (615) 741-6694

Appalachian Voices and other advocates have been working hard to pass this bill. Learn more about their work and the devastating practice of mountaintop removal mining here.

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