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Federal Court Reverses TVA Emissions Ruling

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia has reversed a judge's ruling requiring the nation's largest public utility to promptly install upgraded emission controls at four coal-fired power plants. Three of the Tennessee Valley Authority plants are in Tennessee, and the other is...

TVA Says Ash Spill Caused No Harm To People Suing

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) Tennessee Valley Authority attorneys are asking a federal judge to dismiss 58 lawsuits over the toxic muck that spilled from a holding pond at one of the public utility's plants in 2008. The filing Friday asks the court to throw out the lawsuits seeking damages. . . . Full...

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA chief executive Tom Kilgore said the nation's...

New Climate Change Case Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they're on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such as the Audubon Society that want to sue large electric...

Reply Briefs Filed in American Electric Power v. Connecticut Climate Change Lawsuit

By Daniel Firger, Associate Director, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 11, 2011, petitioners in American Electric Power v. Connecticut , five private investor-owned utility companies, filed their reply brief . On the same day, the Solicitor General filed a separate reply...

High Court Reverses 2nd Circuit Ruling Allowing States' Lawsuits Over Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 unanimously reversed a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that allowed five states to pursue lawsuits under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that sought court-imposed limits on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions discharged by a number...

Judge Further Limits TVA Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) A federal court further limited lawsuits seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority for its huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash, but the judge ruled that claims related to property damages and reduced property values will to go to trial. The court fight is over a Dec...