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TVA moves forward with coal ash cleanup after state’s order

The Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, above, is one of seven TVA sites that will undergo coal ash remediation under a new state order. (© Nancy Pierce/Flight by Southwings)

In a welcome development for coal ash protections in Tennessee, earlier this month the state’s environmental agency directed the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to investigate and clean up any problems at its coal ash sites across the state. Yesterday, TVA announced it was seeking public comment on how it handles coal ash disposal.

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International Paper Releases 2014 Sustainability Report Demonstrating Significant Progress on 2020 Sustainability Goals, Showcasing Advances in Environmental and Social Commitments

International Paper released its 2014 Sustainability Report sharing progress against its voluntary sustainability goals, a new sustainability strategy and highlighting collaborations that advance sustainability throughout the life cycle of its products. The 2014 report features stories from around the world that collectively capture some of International Paper's key sustainability efforts and impacts.

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SACE Statement on EPA Release of Final Clean Power Plan

Plan Establishes First-Ever Carbon Emission Limits for Existing Coal Plants

President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark public health regulation. The Clean Power Plan establishes individual, tailored carbon emission reduction limits for each state and allows states maximum flexibility and a generous timeline to create compliance plans that fit each state’s unique energy needs.

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Nearly 45,000 Clean Energy Workers in Tennessee

Employment in Tenn.’s clean energy sector grew 6 percent over past 12 months; policies like federal Clean Power Plan could lead to more jobs; energy efficiency is top industry

About 45,000 Tennesseans work at 2,600 employers operating in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and greenhouse gas management and accounting sectors, according to a new clean energy jobs census released by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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Dudley Is Coming Home to The Gentle Barn - Tennessee!

Dudley Is Coming Home to The Gentle Barn - Tennessee! The Gentle Barn Opens New Location in Knoxville

Dudley, the young steer who lost his foot due to an accident, was saved from certain slaughter by celebrated animal sanctuary, The Gentle Barn. After receiving an emergency amputation surgery, and rigorous physical therapy, Dudley is ready to live a long healthy life helping people at the new Gentle Barn in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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