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Small Alabama town struggles for environmental justice

Our friends down in Alabama, the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice, have hit a setback in their fight for environmental justice and could use support.

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Six lives a day: Energy efficiency could result in tremendous public health benefits

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights why energy efficiency should be a key part of the conversation about public health.

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TVA’s “New Pricing Paradigm” is a bad deal for communities and clean energy

Appalachian Voices attended TVA’s February board meeting to oppose rate reforms that would burden on low-income residents and thwart future investments in clean energy.

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Citizens, public interest group denounce TVA’s proposed new fee

Chattanooga, TN – Nearly 40 people attended today’s Tennessee Valley Authority Board meeting to speak out against TVA’s plans to change the way it charges local power companies for energy. Many speakers argued that the “New Pricing Paradigm,” as TVA

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TVA Blows Off Wind Project

The Tennessee Valley Authority backed away from a project that would have transmitted wind-generated energy from Oklahoma and Texas into the Southeast.

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Kingston Coal Plant Awaits New Wastewater Permit

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is considering a draft wastewater permit for the Kingston Fossil Plant that wouldn’t enforce federal guidelines on pollutants until 2023.

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A Burning Issue: The Health Costs of Coal Ash

David Hairston

Coal ash has been linked to a number of health problems, and community concerns have spurred researchers from the University of North Carolina to investigate drinking water wells in the state.

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Opposition to Potential Nuclear Reactors in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking an early permit for modular nuclear reactors in Roane County, Tenn.

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Regional Coal Ash News

Community and environmental groups in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee continue to push for clean up of the coal ash in their areas and for access to clean water provided.

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Gathering Communities in East Tennessee

Throughout August, Appalachian Voices worked with community members in East Tennessee to find ways to expand energy efficiency programs in their area.

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