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Oil Spewing in the Gulf: Now Is the Time for the National Renewable Energy Trust

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

The revenues from oil and gas deposits should be channeled toward developing alternative energy sources as the cornerstone of a viable program for breaking our increasingly dangerous dependency on fossil fuels.

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.

Mike Duncan, TVA's New Chairman

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Though it has tried to fight an image as a refuge for the politically connected, the leadership of the Tennessee Valley Autho...

TVA Spill Victims Get Bids For Their Houses | 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...

A View to a Spill: Coal Ash Slideshow

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It's one thing for a group of scientists to suggest turning lemons into lemonade in the case of the TVA spill, but the folks living this nightmare don't seem to like the sour taste. Who can blame them?

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.

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.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Threatens Animals | 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...

The Crumbling Clean Coal Myth

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A month of negative news for the Tennessee Valley Authority could lead to positive changes in national policy, including federal regulation of toxic c...

Coal Industry Pressured Browner Into Ignoring Coal Ash 8 Years Ago

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In March of 2000, during the last days of the Clinton administration, the EPA decided coal ash was a hazardous waste. Then, two months later, it flipp...

Will Coal Spill Victims Be OK? "No One Can Give Me An Answer" | Matt Lakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"When you're living in it, you want to know if you're going to be OK," she said. "That's been my question all along, and no one can give me an answer....

TVA Would Rather Not Hear From You About The Coal Spill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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

TVA Found In Violation Of Tennessee Water Quality Act | Ron Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Tennessee Valley Authority was found in violation of the state's Water Quality Control Act of 1977 after sludge from the No. 3 Ocoee Dam was relea...

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.

Group Calls On TVA To Cover Spill Victims' Medical Costs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

That massive spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant, which flooded over 400 acres with 1 billion gallons of toxic coal ...

Water Contaminated By Tennessee Ash Spill To Be Tested

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Mountain Times reports that two local organizations will test the water contaminated by the toxic ash spill by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Th...

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.

Ocoee River Gets Gift Of Sludge From TVA, Too | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TVA has released muddy sludge once again, this time on the Ocoee River in East Tennessee. Efforts to repair one of a series of dams on the river rele...

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...

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.

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...

Erin Brockovich To Visit Coal Ash Spill Site

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Erin Brockovich, the famous environmental advocate and law expert, will be visiting Tennessee to investigate ...

Tennessee Governor Bredesen To Tour Coal Sludge Site | 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...