Environment & Conservation


Friday, August 01, 2014 | 03:17 pm

State department achieved highest cumulative score in three wellness categories

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) received the “Wellness Champion Award” in the Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative competition.

The competition, which stems from the Healthier Tennessee initiative created by Governor Bill Haslam, was created to encourage State employees to actively take part in setting a positive example for Tennesseans in the area of health and wellness.

State to Assist with Tornado Debris Clean-Up

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 11:38 am

Multi-Department Task Force to help in Claiborne and Campbell Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating with several state departments and agencies to respond with a task force and clean-up storm debris from public right-of-ways in Claiborne and Campbell Counties. This effort is in response to requests from the two County Mayors, who report the volume of debris from an EF-3 tornado in the July 27 storm has been overwhelming for local resources.

$2.2 Million in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants Awarded

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 02:42 pm

Twenty-One Recipients to Receive Grants for Projects Promoting Energy Efficiency,

Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded more than $2.2 million to fund energy efficiency projects for local governments and municipalities, utilities, and other private and public organizations across Tennessee.