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Legislation... steps...

I recieved this from a friend... I found it interesting...

Besides the start on legislation... I especially liked the part when  Sen. Tim Burchett said he did not want to offend "Bozo" so he called TVA officials
"arrogant clowns"....

You must read this!

Burchett Blasts "Arrogant Clowns" at TVA

NASHVILLE - Sen. Tim Burchett characterized TVA officials as "arrogant clowns" Tuesday as he presented legislation on coal ash storage to a Senate committee.

"Last week, I called TVA a bunch of arrogant Bozos," Burchett told the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee. "I guess I should have said arrogant clowns."
He explained later than he did not want to insult Bozo, an individual clown, by comparing the character to TVA. He made clear to the committee that he did want to insult TVA.

"I want to assure my colleagues that any offense (to TVA) is intentional," he said. "I have little faith in what TVA is telling us."

Under the bill as amended (SB1559), any new coal ash storage facilities - or any expansion of existing facilities -- would have to be fitted with a liner to get a permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The bill passed unanimously and now goes to the Senate floor.