NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Government Operations Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 16 at 9:00 am in LP 16 to hear testimony regarding the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on the Clean Air Act – Section 111 (d) Carbon Emissions Rule and the Clean Water Act – Waters of the U.S. The meeting will focus on the effect the regulations will have on Tennessee.
Among those testifying will be Commissioner of Environment and Conservation Bob Martineau and Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, who will present the State of Tennessee’s official comments on the proposed rules. Others testifying include:
Clean Air Act – 111(d) Carbon Emissions Rule
John Myers Tennessee Valley Authority
Mike Knotts Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
Paul Bailey American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Chuck Laine Tennessee Mining Association
Amy Martin Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Clean Water Act – Waters of the US
Stefan Maupin Tennessee Farm Bureau
Mr. Bill Penny Homebuilders Association of Tennessee & Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Justin Owen Beacon Center
WHAT: Meeting / Proposed EPA Rules on Carbon Emissions and Clean Water Act
WHO: Joint Government Operations Committee
WHEN: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: House Committee Hearing Room 16, Legislative Plaza, Nashville