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Utility To Pay Coal Ash Spill Victims $27.8 Million

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners ...

Kentucky Plant Emblematic Of Move From Coal To Gas

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated ...

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 ...

Republicans Reverse Roles And Blast Obama Proposal

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority,...

Obama Plan Talks Sale Of Largest Public Utility

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Obama administration's 2014 budget is calling for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority, opening the possi...

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 ...

Elevated Levels Of Radioactive Material Found At Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has reported finding elevated levels of radioactive tritium in a groundwater sample from a new on...

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.

TVA Ash Spill Trial Underway

AP | By BILL POOVEY | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal judge on Thursday began hearing from both sides in the legal battle over whether the Tennessee Valley Authority should p...

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 ...

Tennessee Valley Authority Fined $11.5 Million For 'Unprecedented' Coal Ash Spill

AP | BILL POOVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has been hit with penalties totaling $11.5 million for the December 2008 coal ash spill at o...

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...

Coal Plants Creating Landfills In Order To Clean The Air

AP | DUNCAN MANSFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KINGSTON, Tenn. — Smokestack scrubbers will eliminate most of the sulfur emissions from the coal-fired Kingston Fossil Plant, but they will also...

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.