Wed
Feb 27 2008
08:09:pm

... eventually ...

la bomba una
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue tougher
air-quality standards for ozone in a move that could affect dozens of
Tennessee counties ..."
WATE

la bomba dos
"Gov. Bredesen just announced Yesterday, plans to create a comprehensive
energy policy for Tennessee ... We, as a state, can focus on driving
innovation."
Jackson Sun

Better git as many of them glass electric thingies on your roof, as soon as possible. Looks like we shoulda left all that Oil & Coal alone, undisturbed, under the ground--the cost is gettin' kinda tremendous.

Pssst ... that big brown smudge is still there, and it's still a growin.

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Not to mention the price of propane gas...

I'm thinking of just letting my tank go dry and heating my house with candles. Seriously.

"I think it would be a good idea."
-Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

The WATE headline

Tougher air quality standards could hurt Knox Co. should say Tougher air quality standards could hurt Knox Co.
pocketbooks but will greatly benefit the health of residents.

Completely unrelated

Merely coincidental, it is, that TVA is raising their Electricity rates, at the same time they're installing brand new Pollution Control Systems on Three of their Coal-Fire Powered Electrical Plants (~$600 million), in order to avoid a lawsuit from the State of North Carolina's Attorney General.

TVA rate hike now in effect

TVA sets $597M emissions controls on coal plant near Smokies

Beware, oh brave Electrical Power user: This is just the first of many rate increases to come, for the EPA will soon grow larger teeth and sharper claws. It is a shame that after S. David Freeman's retirement, TVA has essentially ignored the soot and CO2 problems.

viva Evo Morales

Further explain the retirement

BL - Not out of ignorance, but more out of a zest for knowledge and understanding, can you elaborate further on the link between S. David Freeman's retirement and TVA's pollution problems?

Thanks.

Who killed the Electric Car

President Jimmy Carter appointed him to head the TVA board in 1977, changing the TVA focus from growth to conservation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._David_Freeman

Freeman rose to national prominence as head of the Tennessee Valley Authority before spending the next 30 years running the country's biggest municipal utility districts, including the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
http://www.sfbayguardian.com/entry.php?catid=160&entry_id=1008

Kentucky and Tennessee cited for being among the biggest polluters of the nation's 359 power plants
http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/IRJCI/blogMay2005.htm

viva Evo Morales

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