Apparently his employment with the Sierra Club demands that he opposes the creation of jobs for needy folks down this way ...
Coalition opposes power stationa) 425 new excellent-paying jobs are to be created in a part of the country where they are desperately needed.
Dominion Virginia Power has proposed building a coal-fired plant in Wise County.
By Michael Sluss , The Roanoke Times
Richmond -- A coalition of environmental groups formally launched a campaign Tuesday to derail a proposed coal-fired power plant in Wise County, arguing that the plant will encourage destructive mining practices and worsen air pollution.
"We're going to the grass roots, we're going to the corporate suites," said Glen Besa, the Appalachian regional director for the Sierra Club. "We're going to fight this power plant wherever we can."
Dominion is seeking approval for a 585-megawatt power station on a 1,700-acre site near St. Paul. The plant, which would have about the same generating capacity as Appalachian Power Co.'s Smith Mountain Lake hydroelectric project, could provide enough power to serve 146,000 residential customers, according to the company.
Dominion hopes to get approval from the State Corporation Commission next spring and begin operating the plant in 2012. Dominion officials said the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center would have 75 full-time workers and create 350 new mining jobs in far Southwest Virginia. And it will help meet a growing long-term demand for electricity, officials said. (link)
b) The project is opposed by a left-wing organization, the Sierra Club (one that isn't a club and isn't headquartered in the Sierras), that is headed up by the kind of elitist individuals who'd rather be tortured than be forced to breathe the same air as Wise County, Virginians.
c) The opposition is led by an individual, that Glen Besa cited above, who isn't from the area either. He works out of comfy digs over in Richmond.