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.
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.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking an early permit for modular nuclear reactors in Roane County, Tenn.
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.
Throughout August, Appalachian Voices worked with community members in East Tennessee to find ways to expand energy efficiency programs in their area.
The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover project is working to weatherize 1,278 homes by September 2017. They aim to reduce energy spending by at least 25 percent for each home weatherized.
TVA is delivering millions of dollars in grants to communities in East Tennessee to start programs to help families weatherize their homes so they can stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer while saving money on their electric bill. People like Dorothy Ware of Knoxville.