Environmentalists praise TVA’s decision to close Muhlenberg Co. coal plant


Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has voted to stop operations within the next few years at its last remaining coal plant in Muhlenberg County.

While Muhlenberg County mulls what to do next, TVA’s decision is sitting well with environmentalists.

John Blair has been a vocal opponent of the Paradise plant for years, calling it a major polluter and contributing to health problems.

Blair called Thursday’s vote a major step in the right direction.

“Natural gas, when it is burned for electricity, does not put out a whole lot of toxic chemicals like this plant did. This plant was the second largest polluter in all of region four EPA.”

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and President Donald Trump have been vocal about keeping the remaining plant open.

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(This story was originally published on February 14, 2019)

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