Chattanooga (AP) -- Tennessee Congressman Zach Wamp thinks a policy scheduled for a TVA Board vote this week is too restrictive.
Most of nearly 5,000 people who responded to the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposal to ban the sale of shoreline property favored the policy.
The proposal to be voted on Thursday would allow only 7,000 acres of shoreline property to be sold and that only for industrial use.
Wamp says the policy would limit development in East Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Republican lawmaker is a former commercial real estate agent.
Wamp says the plan before the board would be an about-face for TVA, which earlier favored building out 1700 acres on watts bar reservoir for homes, businesses and industry.
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