TVA rejects News Sentinel’s FOIA request

It’s secret, and it’s going to stay that way. That’s the bottom line in TVA’s rejection of the News Sentinel’s appeal of a Freedom of Information Act request for information TVA has repeatedly denied.

If the newspaper wants to continue its quest to learn the TVA incentives given to a Clinton, Tenn. industry in expansion mode, it will have to go to court.

TVA’s decision is final, wrote Janet J. Brewer, vice president of communications. The News Sentinel’s last option is to seek “judicial review,” according to her Jan. 8 letter.

At issue is what types of lures TVA dangled before a South Korean company — SL Tennessee — in exchange for its announcement last summer that it was building an $81 million addition to its auto-parts manufacturing complex that officials said will create 1,000 new jobs. Continue>>>