When the Tennessee Valley Authority considers building a power plant, the decision affects Tennesseans for decades. It also affects the global climate.
For nearly two years, the regulating body of the Tennessee Valley Authority has been short-staffed with people all nominated by former President Donald Trump.
President Obama nominated new members in September, but their appointment languished in the Senate. They were finally approved last night without debate, along with dozens of nominees to other federal boards and commissions.
TVA’s board is supposed to have nine members; it’s already short three. Two more will go when Congress adjourns, leaving the board without enough members to do business.