published Thursday, October 25th, 2012

TVA's Gallatin coal plant changes need more public input, Sierra Club says

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    Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters and TVA logo
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The Tennessee Valley Authority is accepting public input on $1 billion worth of pollution controls it plans for its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin.

But the Sierra Club, which argues TVA should instead invest in energy efficiency programs, is calling for a longer comment period, public hearings and more documentation from the utility.

“The TVA has a responsibility to evaluate the full public health, environmental and customer costs of this expensive decision,” Gallatin resident and Sierra Club member Michelle Haynes said in a prepared statement. “We have a right to information about this dirty plant in our backyard.”

Read more at The Tennessean.

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