State regulators OK power plantCheap(er) electricity. Much-needed energy for an energy-starved America. $439 million a year being pumped into the Wise County economy every year. Lots and lots of new jobs (and these ain't the minimum wage, no-benefits canoe rental and bicycle repair kinda tourism jobs; these will pay well).
The Roanoke Times
Richmond -- State regulators have approved Dominion Virginia Power's plans to build a coal-fired power plant in far Southwest Virginia, but the company still must secure permits from a state environmental board before breaking ground.
The State Corporation Commission gave its approval Monday for construction of the $1.8 billion power plant proposed for Wise County. (link)
It's a new day in Wise County. A good day.