"Emails, Docs Show TVA’s Ties To Fight Against Federal Regs"

"The statement from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s chief executive sounded straightforward. In “no instances,” Jeff Lyash assured members of Congress two years ago, had the federal power giant given a utility industry trade group the go-ahead to represent it in court challenges to stricter air pollution regulations.

But recently disclosed records suggest a lot of gray area on that point — ambiguity that’s now sowing questions about the sincerity of the agency’s professed commitment to more use of renewable energy sources.

Hundreds of pages of emails and other documents obtained by a watchdog organization show that a top TVA environmental manager was consistently kept in the loop about litigation brought by the now-defunct Utility Air Regulatory Group and signed off on billing statements that explicitly mentioned legal fees."

Sean Reilly reports for E&E News September 13, 2021.

Source: E&E News, 09/14/2021