In June 2011, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) settled a court case filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states of North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee to address Clean Air Act violations associated with air pollution from its coal-fired power plants. Under the terms of the settlement, the TVA agreed to a $3 billion to $5 billion cleanup of its coal-fired power plants in three states.
The settlement of Clean Air Act violations at 11 power plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee requires the TVA to install new or upgraded pollution controls to reduce smog and acid rain-forming emissions by more than two-thirds. The TVA must also provide $350 million for clean energy projects, including $11.2 million in North Carolina.
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