Good for Cleaner Air in NC

By
Real Estate Agent with Carolina Farms & Homes

NC won a landmark agreement this week to force the Tennessee Valley Authority to stop pumping pollution across state lines. TVA will reduce emissions from all it's coal-fired plants and will also pay $11.2 million to NC over the next 5 years to be used for energy efficiency and electricity demand reduction programs.

NC attorney general, Roy Cooper, argued that the pollution degrades water and soil, damages farmers' crops, and hurts the state's forest and waterways. They also cause haze and reduce visibility, especially in the NC mountains, a draw for the states $12 billion-a-year tourism industry.

Lowgap, NC

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Ellen Peric

 

Comments (2)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

It is good to see more and more individuals are becoming concerned with our environment and what affects it.

Apr 18, 2011 10:13 AM
AmeriFirst Winston-Salem
AmeriFirst Financial (Winston-Salem, NC) - Winston-Salem, NC

Glad that the courts ruled in our favor on this.  The TN powerplants have been pumping out thousands of tons of emissions for decades and it's not like the smog knows to stay in state lines like a dog in an invisible fence.

Apr 29, 2011 05:37 AM