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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:59 PM
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TVA settles with N.C. over coal plant emissions
Source: NewsObserver

The state has settled a 5-year-old lawsuit with the Tennessee Valley Authority over emissions from its coal-fired plants.

The deal was part of a larger settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over TVA violations of the clean air act at 11 of its coal-fired plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The settlement requires the TVA to invest an estimated $3 billion to $5 billion on new and upgraded pollution controls. It must reduce emissions by retiring at least 18 of its 59 coal units and installing and continuously operating emission-control equipment on almost all of the remaining units.

TVA also agreed to invest $350 million on clean energy projects to reduce pollution, save energy and protect public health. North Carolina will receive $11.2 million as part of the clean energy investment.

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