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Old 04-17-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I just became aware of this fact. While I am all for cleaning up our biosphere I just wonder if these old and inefficient plants that are closed will be supplanted by new Power plants before the coal power plants are taken off-line.

The 18 shuttered plants are all part of the Tennessee Valley Authority.



One Percent of U.S. Coal Plants Closed to Avoid Pollution: Scientific American


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/sc...5tva.html?_r=1

One Percent of U.S. Coal Plants Closed to Avoid Pollution The Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to shutter 18 coal-fired boilers in a bid to rein in air pollution 2012 Indy Info

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Old 04-17-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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The 18 shuttered plants are all part of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Because they lost a long drawn out lawsuit to NC. For decades the TVA simply hid behind "we're a government agency" and we don't have to follow pollution laws, until the courts said they did, and yet were able to stonewall for decades.

http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/23...se-against-tva
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just became aware of this fact. While I am all for cleaning up our biosphere I just wonder if these old and inefficient plants that are closed will be supplanted by new Power plants before the coal power plants are taken off-line.

The 18 shuttered plants are all part of the Tennessee Valley Authority.



One Percent of U.S. Coal Plants Closed to Avoid Pollution: Scientific American


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/sc...5tva.html?_r=1

One Percent of U.S. Coal Plants Closed to Avoid Pollution The Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to shutter 18 coal-fired boilers in a bid to rein in air pollution 2012 Indy Info

Tennessee Valley Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coal power in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coal power: Pollution, politics, and profits

Fossil fuel power station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And I was just reading a little while ago that making a hundred pounds of concrete, creates a hundred pounds of CO2...
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Because they lost a long drawn out lawsuit to NC. For decades the TVA simply hid behind "we're a government agency" and we don't have to follow pollution laws, until the courts said they did, and yet were able to stonewall for decades.

LegalNewsline | N.C. AG settles public nuisance case against TVA

I didn't know that....thanx......

It is a very strange and unique Government entity!
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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And I was just reading a little while ago that making a hundred pounds of concrete, creates a hundred pounds of CO2...
Mankind seldom sees the whole environmental picture in regards to any and all our technologies and their ramifications.
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