AG Conway urges TVA to hold public meetings on possible Shawnee unit closures

 Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to hold public meetings concerning its possible decision to shut down two coal-fired units at the Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah, Ky.

Conway sent a letter this week to TVA with the request. Conway says public meetings should be a part of TVA’s decision-making process in the possible closure. He says the meetings should be held in and around Paducah, within reasonable driving distance for TVA customers in western Kentucky.

The 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial candidate also requested TVA provide all feasibility studies and modeling data, as well as “address the economic impacts that would occur in southwestern Kentucky if TVA retired the units”.

Local 6’s Amanda Roberts filed a report just last week about the fate of the plant’s coal-fired units and its hundreds of employees.

To read Attorney General Conway’s letter to TVA, click here.

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