As our voices rise together, we know TVA hears us loud and clear. CEO Jeff Lyash is reaching out, if so far only with words, to the Kingston survivors and to the wider community. But rebuilding trust will take much more than words. We’re wise to the toxic threats from Bull Run’s current and proposed dry fly ash landfills and its remaining wet fly ash pond -now jutting into the lovely reservoir from which Anderson County and much of Knoxville drinks.
As an intern, Erica researched coal severance taxes and how they could be used or changed for economic development in coalfield communities. With the decline of coal, money for desperately needed road maintenance and stream reparation, was dwindling.