Tags:Facing South, the online magazine for the progressive/environmentally-oriented Institute for Southern Studies, takes an in-depth look at how a lawsuit that pitted North Carolina and other Southern states against the TVA may help residents breathe easier ... and be healthier.
"Many years of hard work went into winning this settlement for the people of North Carolina, and I'm pleased that we've achieved this resolution," said North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. "Our air and our water will be cleaner and our people and our economy healthier thanks to this settlement."Read the full article
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the deal will prevent as many as 3,000 premature deaths, 2,000 heart attacks and 21,000 asthma attacks each year, saving up to $27 billion in annual health costs.