Tennessee Valley Authority http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell Claims Influence in Coal Decision That Was Already Made http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-claims-influence-coal-decision-was-already-made <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Mitch McConnell is touting his role in a recent decision to keep burning coal at a Western Kentucky power plant, even though less coal will be burned—and the decision to keep burning the remainder was made months ago.</span></p><p>The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to convert two of the three coal-burning units at its Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County to natural gas. The third unit will remain coal-fired.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Erica Peterson 7558 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Claims Influence in Coal Decision That Was Already Made Judge Rules TVA is Responsible for 2008 Coal Ash Spill http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rules-tva-responsible-2008-coal-ash-spill <p>A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is responsible for a massive coal ash spill near Knoxville in 2008.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:10:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 1432 at http://wfpl.org Judge Rules TVA is Responsible for 2008 Coal Ash Spill