Groups and community members come together to propel TVA into a just, equitable, and fossil-fuel-free energy future by 2030.
Caption 1: Tennessee was ‘ground zero’ for coal ash pollution which was magnified by the TVA Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill.
TENNESSEE — Fossil fuels are more expensive every day. TVA could be a leader in renewable clean energy and real climate solutions. It’s time to invest in clean energy. Future plans are to swap fossil fuels from coal pits to gas pipelines only delays the inevitable transition to affordable, healthier, available clean energy resources.
The Clean Up TVA Coalition will launch on April 5th, 2022 just ahead of the TVA Board confirmation hearings in Congress, demanding immediate action from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to cut carbon emissions and transition to a fossil-fuel-free and just energy future by 2030.
Coalition partners include the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club, Sunrise Knoxville, Sunrise Nashville, Center for Biological Diversity, Sowing Justice, Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment (SOCM), Knoxville Democratic Socialists of America, Energy Alabama, Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light, Memphis NAACP, and One Knox Legacy Coalition.
The Clean Up TVA Coalition introductory virtual press conference will be on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 10:00am CT/11:00am ET. Register here, Zoom Registration.
Sudeep Ghantasala, Organizer, Sunrise Movement Nashville
Pearl Walker, ECJ Committee Chair, NAACP-Memphis Chapter and Coordinator, Memphis Has the Power
Daniel Tait, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Alabama
Gaby Sarri-Tobar, Energy Justice Campaigner, Center for Biological Diversity
Maggie Shober, Research Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
About: The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with millions of members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.