The Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act, which could make Tennessee the first state to put a ban on high-elevation surface mining techniques such as mountaintop removal, faces an important hurdle this Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Senate Environment Committee. We expect the vote to be very close, so it's all hands on deck in moving these legislators to do the right thing.
Below is a list of the senators who sit on the Environment Committee. Call them and let them know you support the Scenic Vistas Protection Act, and want to vote “YES.” Learn more about our work to pass the Scenic Vistas bill by clicking here.
Senate Environment Committee
Committee Officers: Sen. Steve Southerland, chair: Phone (615) 741-3851 Sen. Jack Johnson, vice-chair: Phone (615) 741-2495 Sen. Jim Summerville, secretary: Phone (615) 741-4499
Members: Sen. Mike Bell: Phone (615) 741-1946 Sen. Mike Faulk: Phone (615) 741-2061 Sen. Kerry Roberts: Phone (615) 741-1999 Sen. Roy Herron: Phone (615) 741-4576 Sen. Beverly Marrero: Phone (615) 741-9128 Sen. Eric Stewart: Phone (615) 741-6694
In addition, call Gov. Bill Haslam at 615-741-2001. He spoke out against mountaintop removal during the campaign. Ask him to put action to those words by showing the leadership to guide the Scenic Vistas bill through the legislature.
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