http://www.cleanenergy.org/2009/02/12/statement-responds-to-new-tva-board-chair/

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Statement Responds to New TVA Board Chair

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Knoxville, Tenn. (February 12) – The decision to elect Mike Duncan as TVA board chairman today is being called overly partisan and tone deaf by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

“The selection of former RNC Chair Mike Duncan is an overly partisan and tone deaf move. It shows a real lack of understanding of the changing political and policy dynamics at TVA and in the nation. While I have nothing personally against Mr. Duncan, this move sends all wrong signals at the wrong time,” said Dr. Stephen A. Smith, executive director at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

“TVA faces serious challenges on multiple fronts, over $500-$800 million to clean up the massive Kingston spill, aging infrastructure, and a serious economic slow down all happening with a new Congress and administration. It is not the time for partisanship in leadership at TVA.” # # #