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A Federal Employee Makes $6.4 Million -- And Is Slashing Workers' Pensions

New York Times | Whitney Snyder | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

But what has elevated an increasingly common debate about pensions into a larger controversy about inequality is Mr. Johnson’s decision to exempt fr...

Chinese Water Management: Supply, Demand, and a Changing Climate

Peter Neill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

If you accept that water is the most valuable commodity on earth, then there is no financial argument against its production at whatever cost. Hopefully the world, regardless of national aspiration, political ideology, and systems of governance, will come to that conclusion in time to assuage our thirst for survival.

Protecting Western Massachusetts Farms: Down with Fracking and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Lucia Green-Weiskel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Lucia Green-Weiskel

For residents of Western Massachusetts, the famous Shay's Rebellion of 1786-87 has yet to come to an end. Now the issue is the extension of the Tennessee Valley Gas pipeline proposal by Kinder Morgan on the Massachusetts-New York border.

Obama's Southern Power Play

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

President Obama gets to appoint the people to fill them. It's a rare opportunity to directly determine through presidential power of appointment how quickly America shifts to clean energy.

In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The Bluegrass State's coal industry has been singing the blues of late, but they've been handed a small victory courtesy of Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), who, surprise, surprise, has the coal industry to thank for filling his election coffers.

Five Years After Tragic Disaster in Tennessee, Still No Coal Ash Safeguards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This coming Sunday, Dec. 22, marks five years since the Kingston Coal Plant's ash dam in Tennessee ruptured, sending more than a billion gallons of t...

Old King Coal

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has decided to shutter eight coal-burning generating stations at three locations in Alabama and Kentucky, yet another blow to the beleaguered coal industry.

Country's Largest Public Power Provider Takes Major Step to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced it will retire coal boilers are three of its coal plants in Alabama and Kentucky. Retiring these ...

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.

TVA Liable For 2008 Coal Ash Spill

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

By James B. Kelleher Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is legally responsible for a 2008 accident that sent 5 million ...

Our Challenge to TVA: Will You Live Up to Your Values and Save Money and Lives With Energy Efficiency?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The bottom line is simple: replacing dirty coal with energy efficiency makes sound economic sense and saves lives.

Pyromania at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is playing with fire -- literally. The federal government's nuclear industry watchdog recently granted the Browns Ferry plant in Alabama an extra year to comply with agency fire regulations.

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Just days before the three-year anniversary of the devastating dike failure at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Environment...

Storms Cause Power Outages In Southern States, Knock Out Nuclear Units In Alabama

Reuters | Peggy Gargis | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

April 28, 2011 12:47:21 AM By Peggy Gargis BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - Powerful storms cut power and knocked out nuclear units as they tore acro...

Our Responsibility to the Earth

Michael Brune | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Oil and its proxies hate alternative energy and energy efficiency. Do you think they'd be kicking and screaming to stop progress if they didn't see a threat to their bottom line?

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's hard t...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big victory...

From Depression to Public Inspiration

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did you ever wonder why some of America's greatest public works projects were accomplished during its worst depression? President Obama has the right idea when he calls for major investment in 21st Century infrastructure.

New Coal Ash Hotline and Video

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The comment period for the EPA's proposed coal ash safeguards is winding down, with the deadline being next Friday. Have you submitted your comment yet?

Coal Ash: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harmon Leon

What is coal ash and why should we be concerned?

The Aftermath of the TVA Coal Ash Disaster

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This is the latest in our series of community coal ash profiles. This was written by Sierra Club Apprentice Philip Hawes. Tennessee's Emory River has ...

Alabama Nuke in Hot Water

Kyle Rabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Failure to act in a swift, decisive and effective manner will have severe environmental and economic repercussions. Part of any action plan must be breaking our dependence on antiquated conventional power generation.

EPA Ignores TN and AL on Coal Ash, Nearest Hearing Is 260 Miles From TVA Disaster Site

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Residents of Tennessee might have a few things to say about the impacts of coal ash, since the state suffered the worst coal ash disaster in U.S. history less than two years ago.

The Oil Spill as America's Wake up Call: The Urgent Need for an American Energy NASA

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Now is the moment to go one major step further than the Tennessee Valley Authority did: It is time to create an American Energy NASA.

Obama's Brave Decison to Drill Offshore

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Obama should seize this moment by establishing our own National Oil Trust. It could be modeled after our experience with the TVA and that of the world's third largest energy exporter, Norway's National Oil Trust.