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The People’s Voice on TVA: Advocates create forum for public input and expert testimony on TVA’s long-term energy plan

TVA is the country’s largest public utility with 10 million customers across seven states, but advocates say the utility isn’t doing a good job involving the public or third party experts in its long-term energy planning, which will be completed by the end of 2024.

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Experts, community target Tennessee Valley Authority’s energy plan Thursday in Nashville

Advocacy groups will hold a public hearing Thursday on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s 2024 long-term energy plan.

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Lawsuit seeks to protect candy darter from West Virginia coal hauling

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today for failing to protect streams in the Cherry River watershed from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela National Forest.

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Lawsuit filed to save imperiled Appalachian species from coal mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2023 CONTACT Perrin de Jong, Center for Biological Diversity, (828) 595-1862, perrin@biologicaldiversity.org Dan Radmacher, Appalachian Voices, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Center for Biological Diversity and Appalachian Voices today sued the U.S. Office

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Organizations call for more transparent energy planning at TVA with “Motion to Intervene”

For the first time in the 90-year history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, several nonprofit advocacy organizations submitted a “Motion to Intervene” in the authority’s Integrated Resource Plan process.

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Community members, conservation groups condemn TVA’s fossil fuel-driven rate hike

Kingston Fossil Plant

In a disappointing move, the Board of the Tennessee Valley Authority last week approved a 4.5% increase to its base power rate. This rate hike will go into effect in just a few weeks and will lead to higher electricity bills throughout the region.

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Federal court stays Mountain Valley Pipeline’s biological opinion again

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a stay of the biological opinion and incidental take statement under the Endangered Species Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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Lawsuit launched to protect endangered West Virginia species from coal hauling

A brightly colored fish hovers over a sunlit, rocky creek bottom in clear, shallow water.water

Conservation groups intend to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the agency’s failure to protect several endangered species from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela National Forest. The suit would also protect the species’ critical habitats.

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Lawsuit launched to protect endangered crayfish pushed to the brink of extinction by coal mining in Appalachia

The Center for Biological Diversity and Appalachian Voices filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to protect the endangered Guyandotte River crayfish and the threatened Big Sandy crayfish from coal mining pollution. Both species are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Tennessee Valley Authority CEO wants another gas plant after fossil fuel failures during winter storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2023 CONTACT Ricky Junquera, Clean Up TVA Coalition, team@cleanuptva.org WASHINGTON — The Tennessee Valley Authority made a final decision today on the retirement and replacement of the Cumberland Fossil Plant, electing to move forward with

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