Green Groups Can't Take On TVA Over Power Rate Structure

By Morgan Conley (October 1, 2020, 9:00 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal court has shut down environmental groups' suit alleging that new rates set by the Tennessee Valley Authority discourage solar power use, ruling that the groups had not proved the change will cause power plants to emit more pollution and injure their members.

U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke granted TVA's motion for a ruling in its favor Wednesday. In its opinion, the court found the Center for Biological Diversity, Energy Alabama, and others that allege the environmental analysis underpinning a rate change by the federally owned power provider was insufficient could not prove that any of their members...

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