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TVA seeking public comments on new gas plans for Ashland City

Next Wednesday, June 21, community members from Ashland City will be at the David McCullough Community Room to get more information about a proposed methane gas plant, battery storage system and 12-mile gas pipeline near their homes in Cheatham County.

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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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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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For Appalachian communities, the 117th Congress brought significant victories, but work remains

As the new Congress begins, we at Appalachian Voices are taking stock of the many victories achieved in the 117th Congress that just came to a close.

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Pictures don’t do it justice, and neither would a pipeline

All of the abundant natural beauty and wildlife we observed could be threatened if gas giant Kinder Morgan has its way.

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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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Residents to attend federal agency meeting in Cookeville to express opposition to pipeline

This Wednesday, community members from Jackson and Putnam counties will be at the Cookeville High School to tell decision-makers how they feel about a proposed gas pipeline in their communities.

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The Tennessee Valley Faces Crossroads Between Methane Gas or Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Under TVA's plan, smokestacks at the Cumberland Fossil Plant would continue to spew pollution into the air. Photo by Angie Mummaw

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to transition away from coal has generated significant push-back from environmental and community groups because of its reliance on methane gas instead of renewable energy.

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