My Statement to the TVA Board on Major Rate Change Approved May 10, 2018

Last Friday, I made the trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama in order to publicly deliver my comments to the TVA board meeting before their planned vote on their rate restructuring policy, which included a never before implemented mandatory fee. This decision comes on the heels of continued distrust and public outcry over TVA executives’ ongoing lack of transparency, unjustified spending on luxury air travel, and out of touch “leadership” of the people of the Tennessee Valley.

Big Coal Retirements Announced at TVA Board of Directors Meeting

At today’s Board of Directors’ meeting in Oxford, MS, TVA announced that it will be retiring 3,308 MWs of coal capacity from 3 plants.  SACE welcomes this announcement as it signals a real movement away from dirty, coal-fired energy and toward cleaner, renewable energy across the Tennessee Valley. It is increasingly clear that coal is […]

Southeast River Runs Part 10: Five things you can do to stop coal ash pollution

This is the tenth and final blog in a series featuring rivers of the Southeast endangered by toxic coal ash pollution. The rest of the series can be found here. Many thanks to all the Riverkeepers who helped with our series.  “Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish […]

Illegal Discharge of Toxic Coal Ash into Waterways Prompts Legal Action at TVAs Colbert Plant

This blog by Waterkeeper Alliance and Tennessee Riverkeeper originally appeared on EcoWatch’s website. Click here to view the EcoWatch blog. Citing ongoing coal waste contamination at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Colbert Fossil Plant, conservation groups have charged that the facility is violating the Clean Water Act and that failure to address these violations will result in a lawsuit. As outlined […]