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Tennessee Law Blocks Localities From Banning Plastic Bags

Gov. Bill Lee signed a law banning local governments from enacting regulations against certain plastic bags and utensils after Nashville and Memphis considered taxes on single-use plastic bags.

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Microplastics Flood Tennessee River Watershed

A team of scientists and volunteers surveyed the Tennessee River and found massive amounts of broken-down plastics, which aren’t regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Sparking Petrochemical Valley?

aerial photo of cracker plant construction site

Plans for cracker plants and a gas liquids storage hub could lead to a toxic plastics industry in Appalachia.

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