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Chattanooga Paper Runs Op-Ed on New Proposed Ozone Standards

The following Opinion piece from SACE staff was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Sunday August 22, 2010. (Note that links and images were not published in the original version).…

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Time to crack down on toxic coal ash

SACE is closely following the issue of coal ash waste, and the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to finally regulate the toxic by-product of burning coal.  To highlight the importance of…

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TVA Announces Old Coal Retirements

Last Friday the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced a new vision for its energy portfolio at their August Board meeting. (We will be blogging on this in more detail soon.) TVA CEO…

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Comments from Stephen A. Smith at EETNs Ribbon Cutting for Largest Solar Site in TN

Comments from Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, August 12, 2010 at EETN’s Ribbon Cutting for Tennessee’s largest solar site. First let me thank Robbie and Harvey…

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Dysfunctional politics continues to stall confirmation of TVA Board nominees

Nearly a year after President Obama nominated four people to fill vacant seats on TVA's Board of Directors, and 6 months after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved…

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Gulf Gusher Tentatively Plugged, Residents Left With Oily Sludge and Distrust

BP and government officials state that the "static kill" procedure used to stop oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for over 3 months is a tentative success as of Friday, August…

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SACE Guest Blog with Bill McKibben

We're Hot as Hell and We're Not Going to Take It Any More Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming This blog posting features an article by 350.org co-founder Bill…

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Appeals Court Undermines Regional Clean Air

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Virginia, struck a very serious blow to Southeast air quality last week when it overturned an interstate nuisance ruling in the case of Tennessee…

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Knoxville Jail Locks Up One of the Largest Solar Hot Water Systems in the Nation

Contributions to this blogpost were made by SACE's Lauren Steier and Joanna Malcom of FLS Energy. A huge solar hot water system was recently installed on Knox County's Detention Center just outside…

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Legal Victory Spells Trouble for Plant Washington

This week marked a major victory for clean water and a step in the right direction for clean energy in Georgia, as a judge threw out water use permits for the proposed…