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Tennessee Coal Spill

We Are Here For Your Protection

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Saying something is for the "protection" of the American people is usually code for "covering our own asses." The recent coal ash spill in Tennessee was 100 times worse than the Exxon-Valdez spill.

Debate: Roberts v. 'Clean Coal' Flack Joe Lucas

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There was an online debate between me and Joe Lucas, spokesflack for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. When he received my questions, he ran off like a pansy.

EPA Taking Over Cleanup of Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This is yet another example of the Obama EPA taking responsible action to return the agency to its core mission -- that of protecting America's natural resources and safeguarding public health.

TVA Spill Victims Get Bids For Their Houses

wbir.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nearly two months after the fact, the Tennessee Valley Authority is still only beginning to sort out the damage caused by a massive spill of toxic coa...

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Threatens Animals

news.nationalgeographic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Already mussels, snails, and aquatic species are in grave danger, but no one seems to be talking about it." Other local animals that could be affect...

TVA Downplays Tennessee Coal Ash Spill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

A TVA memo scooped by the AP confirms what locals have been saying in the wake of the catastrophe, that TVA is more concerned with covering up than cleaning up its mess.

TVA Disaster Spreads Far and Wide

Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald

It occurred to me that maybe more was going on at the site of the 1.1 billion gallon coal ash spill in Tennessee than what I could gather from the news. With an invitation from the community, I decided to make the trip to the disaster site.

Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, Talked To Angry Victims Yesterday, Senate Today

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tom Kilgore, CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10 a.m. EST today. V...

New Media Keeping Coal Ash Spill from Drowning in the Muck (VIDEO)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

Volunteer organizations and individuals were largely responsible helping inject this disaster into the national media. I am hopeful we will see even more examples of this new media from the impacted residents.

Tennesseeans Bring Jar Of Sludge To Sen. Boxer Ahead Of Hearing

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Tennessee residents met with Sen. Barbara Boxer and others in Washington yesterday to talk about the effects ...

TVA Board Members' Donations To Lamar Alexander

Nashville Is Talking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As I looked at the political contributions made by the Tennessee Valley Authority Board Members, one recipient kept coming up over and over: Sen. Lama...

Another TVA Ash Spill

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

For Christmas, rather than Clean Coal carolers, too many in Tennessee were serenaded with evacuation notices and concerns about drinking water due to the massive Kingston ash pond rupture.

Tennessee Coal Sludge Disaster: Think This Could Not Happen to You? Think Again.

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

The Tennessee coal ash spill was a man-made disaster that is directly tied to our reliance on fossil fuels.

Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, Will Testify Before Congress Over "Exaggerated Deference"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The major coal ash spill in Roane County, Tenn., which destroyed homes and has poisoned and gummed up portions of the Emory River, will get more natio...

Exxon Valdez Survivor To Tennessee Coal Sludge Victims: Get Everything In Writing

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Open letter to Tennessee communities harmed by the coal ash spill By Riki Ott CORDOVA, Alaska -- I am sorry for your losses. These simple words wer...

Canoeing Into Tennessee Coal Sludge (Video)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

The irony of a TVA cop giving us citations for criminal trespassing, even though we were in U.S. Waters, while islands of toxic coal ash were sitting behind him, did not escape me.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Before And After -- And What's Next

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The online environmental community is abuzz with reports of all kinds about the coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee, ranging from first-hand accounts t...

Tennessee Governor Bredesen To Tour Coal Sludge Site

wate.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to his statement, the governor says he "fully expects TVA to fulfill its pledge to take all appropriate actions to assist those affected and...