KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- University of Tennessee officials have asked the state to hold off on approving its proposal to allow fracking on university land on the Cumberland Plateau.
A subcommittee of the State Building Commission was to have taken up the proposal Thursday in Nashville. Instead UT sought a deferral.
UT Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington told the Knoxville News Sentinel the 30-day was intended to "let people have their say."
Environmental groups, including the Southern Environmental Law Center and the newly formed Frack-Free Tennessee, attended the meeting and said they were relieved by the postponement.
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