Tennessee Senate Passes Bill Banning Chemtrails

I haven’t been to America in a long time, but I see the chemtrails videos.

I used to dismiss this theory, but now they have all these papers saying they are going to do it to change the weather, and it sort of makes sense that they are actually already doing it.

But if it’s real, how can you ban it? Can you order the planes shot down? I don’t think they are going to do that.

The Guardian:

The “chemtrails” conspiracy theory is enjoying its moment in the clearly visible, not blocked by government-released toxic chemicals, sun, after the Tennessee state senate passed a bill this month targeting the baseless concept.

Legislation banning the “intentional injection, release, or dispersion, by any means, of chemicals, chemical compounds, substances” swept through the Republican-dominated senate, and will now be considered by the Republican-dominated house, before then being weighed by Tennessee’s Republican governor. There is also a movement to pass a similar law in Pennsylvania.

The Tennessee bill, introduced in the senate by Republican Steve Southerland, does not use the term “chemtrails”. The language in the bill, however – there is talk of the government “intentionally dispersing chemicals into the atmosphere” – directly evokes a decades-old conspiracy theory.

Proponents of the debunked chemtrails idea believe that the cloudy white lines created by airplane emissions are chemicals being released into the atmosphere. The idea is that the government, or shadowy private organizations, are pumping out toxic chemicals, with the aim being anything from modifying the weather to controlling a population’s minds.

After the Tennessee bill passed the state senate, Doug Mastriano, a state senator in Pennsylvania, declared that he too would pursue a law which would “ensure the skies over Pennsylvania are protected well into the future”.

Mastriano, who lost what had been seen as a winnable election for governor in 2022, has discussed chemtrails publicly before. Last year, he posted a photo on Facebook of some airplane contrails, with the caption: “I have legislation to stop this. I have legislation to stop this. I took this at 4:15pm Monday in Chambersburg [PA]. Normal contrails dissolve / evaporate within 30-90 seconds.”

Both the Tennessee and Pennsylvania efforts avoid the term chemtrails, and instead discuss “solar geoengineering” – the idea that the government may disperse matter, typically sulfur, into the air to reflect sunlight and combat climate change – perhaps in an attempt to avoid criticism for engaging in conspiracy theories.

That has not worked: local and national press have described the legislation as targeting chemtrails, but even the idea that solar geoengineering is something that is a) happening and b) must be prevented is flawed, experts say.

Well, it’s not actually kooky when they are saying they’re going to do it.

The Guardian themselves, now calling this kooky, reported in February that Switzerland was calling on the UN to start doing exactly this.

See: Switzerland Tells UN to Look Into Current Technologies to Block Sunlight

And here’s Nature in 2018 saying they are already doing it as an experiment:

And here’s the BBC

(Is the USA a “rogue nation”? I forget.)

So yeah, claiming it is a kooky conspiracy theory seems pretty ridiculous.

If anything, Tennessee is banning doing it in the future, not necessarily even saying they’re doing it now.

As far as saying it’s kooky to say “shadowy private organizations” are involved, well, um


When The Guardian itself is reporting on how this is really good, and then also saying it’s an insane conspiracy theory, it seems like they are trying to drive people insane.

Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this report.