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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.

Will the Next Coal Ash Disaster Be in Your Neighborhood?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Guess what -- you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it.

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 ...

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 ...

$33 Barrel Oil Now and Forever -- With Leadership!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Shale oil deposits are already being accessed through the oil industry's initiative in such locales as North Dakota with its rapidly growing oil production and its resulting and startling economic boom.

The 10 Biggest Environmental Issues Facing The U.S. In 2012

Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

What are the biggest environmental and energy policy challenges facing America today? A list from Vermont Law School highlights the 10 most important ...

The Coal Ash Dilemma

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

2011-10-13-Screenshot20111013at4.12.55PM.jpgOur reliance on coal for electricity production has produced about 600 coal ash dumps around the country.

Too Cheap to Meter: The Top 10 Myths of Nuclear Power

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Rose

Wrapping nukes in a green cloak and declaring their oneness with those concerned with climate change has helped to sway public opinion. But nuclear power is really too expensive and dangerous to use.

How Our Leadership Can Solve the Budget Crisis -- And, Why They Won't

Bayard H. Waterbury, III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bayard H. Waterbury, III

I am an American, an aging American Baby Boomer. I was born in 1946, following the end of WWII. That was a tenuous time in American history, not unlike the present in the degree of challenges facing this country.

Our Nation's Great Disgrace

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

I'm back home now after our two weeks on the road yielding maybe five hundred brand new eye witnesses to our great national disgrace.

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 ...

America in the Caboose While the World Barrels Ahead on High Speed Rail

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

Do we really need to focus on 150,000 miles of roads? They must be popping champagne bottles in the corner offices of the oil industry and at OPEC headquarters. What is it that our government doesn't get?

Coal Ash Chickens: Does EPA Need New Disaster for Hazardous Ruling? INTERVIEW with Elisa Young, Coal Ash Frontlines

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Good morning, coal ash piles! The EPA thinks coal ash is "special." Notwithstanding the fact that 25 million tons of the deadly stuff--20 percent ...

Black Water Rafting: When Will the EPA Enforce Coal Ash Laws in Alabama?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What is the EPA's excuse now? Waiting for more torrential rain to host Olympic Black Water rafting competitions?

BREAKING: Tree-Sitters Shut Down Infamous Mountaintop Removal Operation; TVA Cops Strike Again

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Perched on 60-foot-high platforms in tulip poplar and oak trees, three nonviolent tree-sitting protestors associated with Climate Ground Zero and Moun...

Echoes of a Distant Crash

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Eighty years ago this week, an enormous sound emanated from lower Manhattan and began to spread in waves across the nation and, eventually, the world.

Breaking: Suit Cites Chronic Pizarchik Failure: Millions Call for OSM Nominee Withdraw

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Pizarchik's hearing on Tuesday will be a litmus test of the Obama administration's--and the US Senate's--commitment to appointing and confirming agency directors who believe in science and law in our nation's coalfields.

Tennessee Group Invites Pro-Coal Fisherman to TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

The TVA disaster -- over 100 times larger than the 12-million gallon Exxon Valdez spill -- is considered by environmentalists to be the world's worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl.

Coal Ash Sites Kept Secret, While Industry Works to Prevent Regulations

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

If you lived near a dump site where the hazardous waste was so toxic it could increase your cancer risk to as high as a staggering 1 in 50, wouldn't you want to know about it?

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.

Questions & Concerns Linger Over the TVA Spill

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

"It's like trying to get all the sand off a beach," said Sarah McCoin, member of the Tennessee Coal Ash Survivors Network, of the TVA's cleanup efforts.

Tennessee Rep: Earthquake Caused TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Knoxville, Tennessee State Representative Frank Nicely is the kind of guy who says what he thinks -- no matter what the facts say.

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...

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...

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?