Air pollution, water pollution and the preservation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are among the leading environmental concerns facing Tennessee.
The environment was the subject of a special supplement to this year's Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee prepared by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER).
"The goal of continued improvements in environmental quality is consistent with the goal of increased standards of living," said Mary Evans, assistant professor of economics, who specializes in environmental and resource economics. Evans authored the environmental chapter.
The report also highlights the importance of recognizing the geographic diversity within the state and how this diversity affects environmental quality across the state.
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