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

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

October 25th, 2012 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters and TVA logo

Photo by Miranda Harple

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.