One of my favorite three columnists in all the land, Bart Hinkle, writing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has a piece up this morning (see "How Will Virginia Keep the Lights On?") regarding that power plant that's being built over in Wise County. He begins with this:
A few days ago in the opinion pages of The Washington Post, a Maryland environmentalist tore into Tim Kaine. Mike Tidwell, of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, blasted Virginia's governor for supporting a power plant that Dominion wants to build in Wise County. The coal-fired power plant is a horrible idea, Tidwell argued, because it would "savagely blow up entire mountains . . . cost ratepayers at least $1.8 billion . . . create lots more greenhouse gases," and -- in case you were still on the fence -- "doom the good people of southwest Virginia to living with a brutal extraction industry that has no future."I cracked up laughing.
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how'd you like the play?
Read the whole thing, while you're at it. As always, Mr. Hinkle offers up superlative words of wisdom.