Wed
Apr 2 2008
12:07:pm

The House conservation subcommittee voted against a ban on mountaintop removal mining.

Tom Humphrey files this report on the House subcommittee vote. Voting against the bill were William Baird, R-Jacksboro; George Fraley, D-Winchester; Joe McCord, R-Maryville; Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains; and John Tidwell, D-New Johnsonville.

Sen. Tommy Kilby, chair of the the Senate environment and conservation committee, has rejected Sen. Raymond Finney's call for a hearing and a vote. More on the Senate action here.

This is the same Joe McCord

This is the same Joe McCord who pushes bills to exempt tributaries of our rivers and streams from being regulated for water quality, so did anyone really think he would vote to preserve the mountains?

Ok, so....

when is HIS term up???

Disappointed

in McCord. Totally out of touch with his constituents. Wasn't he the one that took part of the Pellissippi Parkway off f the scenic roads designation. He campaigned on never having the southern loop built, but I bet he's changed his mind on that too.

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