But shh. Don't tell Larry ...
Wise County supervisors learn that Dominion Virginia Power's proposed coal-fired power plant will be challenged
By Kathy Still, Bristol Herald-Courier Staff Writer
Wise, Va. – A Dominion Virginia Power representative told the Wise County Board of Supervisors on Thursday that an upcoming State Corporation Commission hearing and subsequent environmental matters related to the company’s proposed $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant would be challenging.
The plant would need 800 workers during its construction and 75 permanent plant operators, he said. The annual payroll would be more than $4 million and the facility could generate as much as $6 million in tax revenue for the county.
Since the plant is required by state law to use Virginia coal, 350 new mining jobs would be created ...
Some local environmentalists said jobs would make no difference if Wise County is destroyed in the process.
"A few jobs don’t take the place of lives or forests and the ecosystem," said Larry Bush, an Exeter resident. "Wise County is going to look like a moonscape. There is no such thing as clean coal. You can’t burn coal clean." (link)
And you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Christ Almighty. Wise County is threatened with total destruction? Where do you think your electricity is coming from now, Larry? That little doohickey in the wallboard of your palatial doublewide?
You want to someday live in air conditioned comfort, Larry? Join us. Civilization ain't all bad.