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Conway questions TVA about proposed closure of Paradise plant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2013) — Attorney General Jack Conway has contacted executives with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) regarding its recent decision to shut down two units at its power plant in Paradise, Ky.

In his letter to the TVA, Conway questions the transparency of the process and whether or not TVA followed through with the requirements outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Among his concerns were that public meetings were only held in Tennessee, despite the impact on Kentucky and its ratepayers, and that economic and social impact studies on the affected areas were not completed as required by NEPA or, to date, they have not been shared with the public.

“As Attorney General, it is my job to speak on behalf of ratepayers and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky affected by this decision,” Conway said.  “It is my fear that this decision will negatively impact the ratepayers of West Kentucky and the hardworking families who rely on power generated by the TVA.”

Conway also requested that economic impact studies and modeling data compiled by TVA be provided to the Office of the Attorney General no later than Jan. 17.

A copy of the letter can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/JsQ9F9