Entity: Tennessee Valley Authority

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

FOIA Request to TVA Seeking Travel Expenditures Records

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking records showing executive travel expenditures.

TVA Records Regarding Haney Acquisition of Bellefonte Plant in 2018

September 30, 2019
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) records from 2018 regarding Haney acquisition of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

FOIA to TVA Seeking Communications with Franklin Haney or His Companies

July 19, 2019
FOIA to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking communications with Trump donor and real estate mogul Franklin Haney or affiliated entities.

TVA Calendars for Bill Johnson from January 2017 to April 2019

July 8, 2019
These records contain calendar entries from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for former CEO Bill Johnson, spanning from January 2017 to April 2019. The calendars show Johnson’s close relationship with major energy industry groups, as well as his exorbitant spending habits, which were later the subject of an inspector general’s audit. Johnson left the TVA in April 2019, and is now the CEO and president at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). 

TVA Records Containing Records Regarding Board Appointees from 2017 to 2019

April 24, 2019
Tennessee Valley Authority records of the TVA Act and press statements announcing board appointees. American Oversight asked for records of salaries, appointee resumes, and any conflict or ethics waivers. TVA produced a copy of the TVA Act, which has information on TVA board member stipends, and several press releases announcing the appointment of board members. TVA told American Oversight they could not locate resumes for appointees or any conflicts or ethics waivers or authorizations. The Press Releases span from 2017 to 2019.

No Records Response from Tennessee Valley Authority Regarding Communications with Companies

April 24, 2019
The Tennessee Valley Authority stated that it had no records in response to our request for communications between its Board of Directors, President, and Executive Vice President and a list of companies.

FOIA to TVA Seeking Resumes of Political Appointees

March 25, 2019
FOIA to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking the resumes of political appointees.