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ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf

April 30, 2012 - Embroiled in controversy for its role in passing "Stand Your Ground", the American Legislative Exchange Council also worked to block federal regulation of toxic power plant waste that's contaminating groundwater supplies across the country -- and it turns out that the group has close ties to major coal ash polluters.  

New TVA board confirmations coming soon. Maybe?

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - The six new nominees appointed by President Bush for the expanded TVA board appeared before the Senate Public Works Committee yesterday. Their confirmations were expected to sail through the Senate with Bill Frist's steady hand at the helm.

Imminent Domain

By R. Neal
October 4, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal As part of the great Rural Electrification of the 1930s under FDR, the Tennessee Valley Authority was founded to control flooding, generate power, and improve the lives and welfare of the people in the valley.