Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander worked the words “regulating mud puddles” into nearly every answer at a candidate forum hosted by the Farm Bureau. He’s referring to new rules under the Clean Water Act governing navigable waterways. Mud puddles have become one of his most-used jabs at the White House during his reelection campaign.
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Saturday marked the thirteenth air quality alert for the Nashville area due to higher temperatures and dry weather conditions.
Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to temporarily relax rules over what kind of fuel gas stations can sell in Shelby County. That’s after a fire damaged the Valero oil refinery in Memphis, threatening the city with a fuel shortage.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for permission from the federal government to borrow more money. TVA is approaching a $30 billion debt limit set in 1979 just as the utility has agreed to a landmark air pollution settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Tennessee Valley Authority announced an expensive settlement Thursday that solves many of its legal problems related to air pollution in one fell swoop.
On Wednesday morning in Knoxville, the EPA wraps up its series of public hearings on rules for storing the ash created by coal-burning power plants. In advance of the meeting, a regional environmental group a report on Tennessee’s response to the spill at the Kingston Steam Plant.
The Environmental Projection Agency has now disposed of some 8,300 fuel and chemical containers scattered by May’s flooding. The EPA is reporting only minor spills and no long term damage.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is shifting into the next phase of its cleanup of the massive coal-ash spill near Knoxville. That’s where an earthen dam burst in December of 2008, spilling millions of tons of ash sludge, which is what’s left over after coal is burned for energy and dumped in a lake. And now TVA says it will keep some of the ash from the cleanup on site.
TVA is wrapping up its operation to dredge ash out of the Emory River this week, even though it’s leaving between a quarter and a half million cubic yards of ash in the waterway. That’s at the Kingston Fossil Plant where an earthen dam broke a year and a half ago, spilling several million tons of ash sludge.
A crackdown on water quality around coal mining sites may accomplish the goals of mountaintop removal opponents in Tennessee. Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued stricter guidance for enforcing the Clean Water Act when coal producers blow away mountaintops and push them into nearby valleys.
Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency approved shipping 3 million tons of spilled coal fly ash from Kingston to Perry County, Alabama.
Initial test results show that the air around Ashland City Elementary is safe to breathe, despite being topping USAToday’s ranking of the nation’s –quote- “most polluted schools.”
TVA’s coal ash clean up in Kingston is sacrificing water quality for speed.
The state House of Representatives voted down a bill that would’ve allowed more of the mineral, selenium, in Tennessee’s water than the EPA deems safe.
The Environmental Protection Agency will now call the shots at TVA’s coal ash spill site in Roane County. The public power utility signed an agreement with federal regulators Monday.