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We won’t give up on justice for the Kingston coal ash workers

Friday, June 10th, 2022 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

Hundreds of workers who helped clean up after the massive Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill have gotten sick and dozens have died. A hearing before the Tennessee Supreme Court was the latest stop in the ongoing battle for justice. [ Read More ]



Knoxville community groups call for affordable utilities

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

The Knoxville Water and Energy for All campaign is made up of community and faith groups with a mission to bring solutions to the root problems of unaffordable bills and disconnections in Knoxville. [ Read More ]


Fight like hell for the living: Honoring Kingston coal ash workers

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

Twelve years after the Kingston coal ash spill, hundreds of cleanup workers are sick with lung diseases, blood and brain cancers and other ailments, and families report that as many as 53 workers have died from their exposure to the toxic Kingston coal ash. [ Read More ]


TVA’s Covid relief fund should be a starting point

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

We've joined dozens of organizations to demand that TVA provide funding for a moratorium on electricity shutoffs in the region and debt relief for families struggling from Covid-related economic hardship. [ Read More ]


Groups sue TVA over never-ending contracts

Monday, August 24th, 2020 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

Appalachian Voices has joined three other organizations in a lawsuit that challenges the Tennessee Valley Authority’s long-term contracts with local power companies. These perpetual contracts undermine the local power companies’ bargaining power to negotiate for cleaner, cheaper electricity. [ Read More ]


Tennessee needs a moratorium on utility shutoffs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our health and livelihoods, utility shutoffs are hurting residents throughout Tennessee. Call Gov. Bill Lee today to ask him to stop utilities from disconnecting people from vital services during this crisis. [ Read More ]


Re-envisioning public power in the Tennessee Valley

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

The 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour is a listening project to begin building a grassroots vision for our energy future by asking communities impacted by the Tennessee Valley Authority what they want. [ Read More ]


Tennessee “Energy Democracy Tour” gathers community input

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour will hold its final stop in Claxton, Tenn., on Oct. 21. At more than 10 tour stops, community members discussed the impacts of TVA's energy system and shared their visions for the future. [ Read More ]


Virginia electric co-ops fight to keep doors closed to members

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | 2 Comments

Rural electric co-ops were set up as democratic institutions, but have increasingly become unresponsive to their customers, who are also owner-members. In Virginia, members of two co-ops are challenging the status quo. [ Read More ]


Grassroots campaign draws historic crowd to East Tennessee electric co-op’s annual meeting

Friday, September 28th, 2018 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

On Sept. 15, more than 1,200 members of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative gathered for the co-op's annual meeting as the group PVEC Member Voices led a grassroots campaign promoting transparency, member involvement and environmental stewardship. [ Read More ]


PVEC member voices need to be heard on Sept. 15

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 | Posted by Brianna Knisley | No Comments

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative's annual meeting is coming up — and now, more than ever, member voices need to be heard. [ Read More ]



 

 


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