Shuler Case Reveals Appearance of Preferential Treatment

June 8, 2009

TVA’s Inspector General said actions by agency employees and U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., created the appearance of preferential treatment in a transaction involving water access rights.

The conclusions were part of a report that was issued today by the IG, and that focused on TVA’s maintain and gain program, which allows landowners to gain water-access rights in one location by trading rights they own somewhere else on a reservoir.

Read more: (Josh Flory, “TVA IG Cites Appearance of Preferential Treatment in Heath Shuler Case,” Knoxville News Sentinel’s “Property Scope” blog, 6/08/09)