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Today, the State of Tennessee joined in one of the many lawsuits filed by States challenging the EPA and Corps of Engineers Final Rule that defines of Waters of the United States under the federal Clean Water Act. See prior blog post on July 2, 2015. The federal agencies stated in their Final Rule that they had actually narrowed the definition but most agricultural and industry groups believe the Final Rule will do the opposite. Tennessee joined the lawsuit already filed in the United States District Court of Ohio by the States of Ohio and Michigan. Tennessee's foray into the litigation ...
In an article recently posted at mondaq.com, Richard Stobbe provides several excellent examples of why employers should consult with their counsel when drafting trade secrets and confidentiality agreements, instead of copying cookie-cutter examples found on the internet. In his article, Keeping Secrets: Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Agreements, Stobbe notes that many "off-the-shelf" agreements are drafted with terms that do not apply to the employer's business or the specific transaction, or apply another state's laws. Also, many form agreements define key terms ...
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 13 through October 19 Earth Science Week. In order to encourage studies of earth sciences, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Tennessee Geological Survey, in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, is distributing special toolkits to science teachers across the state. The kits include map resources and materials from the National Park Service, NASA, Soil Science Society of America, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management. The 2013 Earth Science Week theme is "Mapping ...
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is once again partnering with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer grants to local governments to fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects. A total of $200,000 in grants will be available for allocation over the next two years. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 will be awarded through a competitive process for projects such as rain gardens, green roofs, pervious concrete applications, trees and tree ...
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