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Rural Blog: Despite opposition from lawmakers, residents, TVA to close last coal-fired unit at Paradise

Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday morning to close the last remaining coal-fired generating unit at the federal utility’s Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, despite opposition from President Trump, Gov. Matt Bevin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky’s other senator, Rand Paul. TVA service region and facilities; Paradise plant is near top...

Rural Blog: Trump, McConnell urge TVA not to close two of its oldest coal-fired plants, one in Paradise

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County. The town of Paradise, which no longer exists, was made famous in 1971 by John Prine’s eponymous anti-strip mining song. (Photo by Kathleen Cole) President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are trying to convince to the federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority not to close two of its...