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TVA plows ahead with plans for Kingston gas plant, ignores clean energy alternatives

On Friday, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced it will move forward with plans to build a new gas plant and pipeline, forcing families in the Tennessee Valley to foot the bill for the polluting and outdated fossil fuel infrastructure.

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Communities honor Kingston coal ash cleanup workers with video, billboards, and ceremony for 15th spill anniversary

To honor cleanup workers for the 15th anniversary of TVA’s Kingston Coal Ash Spill, communities released a powerful short video and set up five billboards. Roane County, which just established the spill anniversary as an annual day of remembrance for the workers, will also hold a ceremony on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. ET on the steps of the Roane County Courthouse: 200 E Race St #11, Kingston, TN 37763.

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How a Pipeline Proposal Birthed a Community Movement in Middle Tennessee

Several dozen men and women gather in a brewery to watch a presentation about the Ridgeline Pipeline Expansion project in Middle Tennessee.

A proposed pipeline expansion project that would cut through several Middle Tennessee counties birthed a grassroots movement aimed at stopping it, as TVA plans yet another fossil fuel buildout.

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Communities Speak Out on Clean Energy, Safety

man speaks into microphone at TVA Board listening session

Members of local communities and environmental groups demand TVA prioritize safety and clean energy. TVA CEO Jeff Lyash announces a Notice of Intent to build yet another gas plant and pipeline.

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Five reasons why the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plans for a major gas buildout must be stopped

TVA is currently ignoring federal climate goals for a 100% carbon-free energy sector by 2035 to push forward a plan for the second-largest fossil fuel buildout of any utility in the country. These plans will line the pockets of two mega gas corporations, fuel climate change and devastate southeastern habitat and public health.

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Enbridge’s 122-mile pipeline in Tennessee is not a done deal

Converting the Kingston Fossil Plant to a natural gas facility would expose local communities — who already suffered the 2008 Kingston Coal Ash Spill — to more pollution while creating very few permanent jobs.

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Upper Cumberland residents push back on dangerous pipeline plans

Upper Cumberland residents from Jackson and Putnam counties came together to oppose a proposed pipeline in their communities. Dozens of residents attended the public meeting in Cookeville that was hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), during which the agency was seeking comments on the pipeline’s many environmental impacts.

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No Easy Answers on Coal Ash Cleanup

10 people raise their fists in front of a bronze statue

To protect groundwater and community health, coal ash ponds must be cleaned up. But, as communities in Tennessee have learned, safely removing the toxic waste brings its own set of challenges.

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Report: Replacing Cumberland Fossil Plant with energy efficiency and renewables would have much higher jobs outcomes

Kingston Fossil Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org Knoxville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Valley Authority could create thousands of jobs for the region if it implemented a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to

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TVA Considers Replacing Coal with Another Fossil Fuel

Kingston Fossil Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority is deciding whether to replace its coal-fired power plants with gas or with renewable resources. Advocates are calling on the Senate to confirm four new TVA board nominees.

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