tennessee senate http://wmot.org en Tenn. Mountain Top Mining Bill Delayed http://wmot.org/post/tenn-mountain-top-mining-bill-delayed <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The&nbsp;Tennessee&nbsp;Senate has voted to delay for three weeks a vote on a proposal to halt mountaintop removal coal mining in&nbsp;the state.</p><p>The decision came despite the objections of the bill&#39;s sponsor, Democratic Sen. Eric Stewart of Winchester, who called for a vote&nbsp;Monday evening.</p><p>Republican Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville said the delay&nbsp;is aimed at finding a compromise on the measure, and not an effort to kill the bill.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:34:31 +0000 AP/WMOT 8414 at http://wmot.org