TVA Would Rather Not Hear From You About The Coal Spill

02/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Turns out that this public agency -- the Tennessee Valley Authority -- is not at all interested in hearing from the public.

Yesterday morning, NRDC issued an action alert on our website urging people to ask TVA to cover the costs of much-needed toxic testing for the victims of the massive Kingston coal ash spill.

We sent our alert at at 11:41 am -- and at 11:55 am, after just a couple hundred citizens sent emails, the TVA apparently disabled its email account ( to block incoming messages. As a result, several thousand messages haven't gone through.