Categories & Tags: tennessee valley authority

Unions rail against Obama proposal to privatize New Deal success story   |   March 12, 2014
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams Tucked away in President Obama's 2014 budget proposal released early last week, say union critics, is a renewed proposal by the administration to...

 

Why is the White House aiding and abetting lawbreaking by coal plants?   |   July 25, 2013
A new report documents widespread lawbreaking among the nation's coal-power utilities that endangers public health  -- and it reveals an effort by the White House to let...

 

The strange politics of TVA privatization   |   April 16, 2013
In his latest budget plan released last week, President Obama pitched the idea of selling off the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the federally owned and self-financing...

 

New type of small nuclear reactors planned for Tenn., S.C. slammed for wasting taxpayer money   |   February 28, 2013
A new type of nuclear reactor the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to build at one of its sites in Tennessee has just won a tongue-in-cheek award for wasting taxpayer money...

 

VOICES: TVA board nominees confirmed, but what about the sustainable energy expert?   |   January 10, 2013
By Jimmy Green, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy On the morning of January 1, 2013, the Senate passed the controversial fiscal cliff bill and sent it to the House of...

 

Scientists find high levels of coal ash contamination in North Carolina rivers and lakes   |   October 15, 2012
Just days after environmental groups filed a complaint with North Carolina regulators to force electric utilities to clean up coal ash contamination of groundwater found across...

 

A win for clean water in South Carolina coal ash storage lawsuit   |   August 21, 2012
A clean-water advocacy group has reached a settlement with South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) in a lawsuit over storage of toxic coal ash at its Wateree power plant in...

 

Environmental disaster on Louisiana bayou highlights radioactive hazards of oil and gas drilling   |   August 14, 2012
Along with a massive sinkhole, anger is growing in Assumption Parish, La. as details emerge that state and corporate officials knew for over a year about the potential for...

 

ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf   |   April 30, 2012
After the massive TVA Kingston disaster inundated a Tennessee community and two rivers with a billion gallons of coal ash in 2008, it appeared the tide was turning for the largely...

 

TVA under growing pressure to clean up its act   |   April 16, 2009
The Tennessee Valley Authority is facing mounting demands to leave behind its dirty energy past and become a clean energy leader. Last week, a federal judge denied the federal...

 

Browns Ferry restart update   |   May 25, 2007
We reported earlier this week that TVA's Browns Ferry Unit 1 nuclear power reactor was restarted after being down more than twenty years. It was shutdown in 1985 when it was...

 

TVA v. NC and the environment   |   March 27, 2006
Our local newspaper here in Knoxville (home of TVA) ran a lengthy article yesterday defending TVA which I posted about at my blog. Here's an excerpt: Along with the usual...

 

New TVA board confirmations coming soon. Maybe?   |   February 9, 2006
The six new nominees appointed by President Bush for the expanded TVA board appeared before the Senate Public Works Committee yesterday. Their confirmations were expected to sail...

 

Cronyism + spin = new TVA board nominees   |   November 22, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Bush announced his nominations to the newly expanded TVA board of directors. See if you can spot the spin in the Knoxville News Sentinel's report (...

 

Imminent Domain   |   October 4, 2005
Posted by R. Neal As part of the great Rural Electrification of the 1930s under FDR, the Tennessee Valley Authority was founded to control flooding, generate power, and improve...