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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.

Nature Has a Way with Black Swans

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Fuller

How the money's spent matters not just because the "stimulus" might work or fail... It matters because we're despoiling the planet at an ever greater rate and we don't have a replacement.

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

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...

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...

... And Now For Some Good News From TVA

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

According to the Tennessee Valley Authority, the 5-story tall mountain of coal waste didn't collapse into the river like a tsunami of sludge -- no, it was "displaced."

Massive Coal Sludge Spill Devastates Tennessee Town

Treehugger | Matthew Mcdermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental disaster of epic proportions just happened in Tennessee. Monday night 2.6 million cubic yards (the equivalent of 525.2 million gallon...

As Bush Lifts Restrictions on Offshore Drilling, We Need a TVA for Oil/Gas Production

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

The creation of a "National Oil/Gas Production Authority," with responsibility to explore and develop oil, gas and shale oil deposits on national lands and the Continental Shelf would be a boon to the nation.

East Tennessee: Conservative and Green

Kayla Webley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kayla Webley

In Republican-dominated East Tennessee conservation and environmentalism are propelled less by Al Gore-style inconvenient truths than by biblically mandated calls to stewardship.