Va town bids to become clean coal hub
Elkton, Va. (AP) -- A small town in Rockingham County has its sights set on becoming a big player in clean coal research.
Elkton officials have sent Gov. Timothy Kaine a proposal for a research facility to be located in town, aimed at finding ways to reduce emissions associated with coal-fired power plants.
The plan calls for state and federal funds of $100 million over five years, which officials say would be a major boost to the region's economy. The town has set aside 25 acres of public land for the project. [link]
Now we all know that "clean coal" theory is liberal bullshit. But if the government is preparing to throw hundreds of millions at it, hey, why not be there to catch some of it?
Here's to the town leaders in Elkton for hopping on the gravy train and taking the taxpayers for a ride.