Ted Williams's Blog Archive December, 2008

There was a huge and terrible environmental disaster in Tennessee Monday

The Tennessee Valley Authority, better known as TVA, has a coal-burning power plant located near Harriman, Tennessee, along Interstate 40 between Knoxville and Nashville. The stuff that is left over after TVA burns their coal is called coal ash.

Coal ash contains mercury and dangerous heavy

Clean Coal in Action (And see item below)

CHAPEL HILL, NC-A December 22 flood of toxic coal sludge--enough
to fill 798 Olympic-size swimming pools--in Tennessee
demonstrates the dangers of burning coal and underscores the
need for stringent regulation of coal waste, according to the
Southern Environmental Law Center.


Federal Agreement on Bighorns Draws Ire of Western States

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) charges that the U.S. Forest Service and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) quietly penned a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this fall that would usurp state wildlife management authority, according to a December

Missouri Scores Second Major Success for Bobwhite Restoration

Missouri’s determined efforts to implement the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) have paid off again, reports the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI). On the heels of the first official NBCI success in Scott County, Missouri, the nation’s second success story has been documented

Conservation Plan for Spruce Grouse Published

After more than three years of work, scientists have published the Continental Conservation Plan for Spruce Grouse, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. The plan resulted from a collaboration of spruce grouse researchers and managers, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Resident Game