The Tennessee Valley Authority provides power to nearly all of Tennessee's homes, and across seven states in the Southeast through coal-fired, nuclear and clean energy production. It's faced lawsuits and criticism from environmental groups, which accuse it of over-polluting, but the TVA says its investing in projects to prevent disasters like what happened in Kingston in 2008.
Don Safer has canoed the Cumberland River near the Tennessee Valley Authority's plant in Gallatin and dug his hands into the thick mud beneath the surface. What's there, he says, is not normal. In his view, it's obvious. "That's not normal mud," he said. "It's clearly polluted." Safer is a board member with the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, a group that's at the center of a lawsuit against the TVA that claims they violated the Clean Water Act decades ago, and still do to this day.
President Donald Trump's third pick for Army Secretary, like his second pick, has close ties to Tennessee. Mark T. Esper, the vice president of government relations at Raytheon, has been tapped as the next nominee for the top civilian position in the Army. Esper follows state Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, and Vincent Viola, both of whom withdrew from consideration before confirmation hearings.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".