The old Paradise plant is among the least reliable coal power plants in the country. TVA says it isn’t needed, but Republicans demanded it keep burning coal.
Update: On Feb. 14, the TVA board voted to retire both the Paradise and Bull Run coal-fired power plants.
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Original Title: Trump's Fighting to Keep a Costly, Unreliable Coal Plant Running. TVA Wants to Shut It Down.
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