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Senate Panel Hearing Impaired

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2009 by ezlnwv

Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe walked out of a congressional hearing on the TVA disaster Thursday morning.  Inhofe, a member of the  panel, stated he did not want to hear the testimony of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Director Steven Smith, a man he calls an “extremist.”

Inhofe ranted that activists like Smith are taking advantage of the TVA collapse(s) to further their own political agendas. But, as Dave Cooper points out in this article, Inhofe has a political agenda of his own: to continue receiving massive campaign contributions from the coal industry.

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Another TVA Dam Fails

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2009 by ezlnwv

[Update: TVA is responsible for yet a third release of toxic sludge from an ash pond since December 23–see comments for more information]

A second TVA dam holding back coal-ash sludge has failed, this time in Northern Alabama. 

From Alabama Dam Failure

From Alabama Dam Failure

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