Foundation rallies against coal-fired plant in Va.Seen your heating bill lately? Will the bank extend you a loan to pay it?
Dendron, Va. (AP) -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is urging officials to reject zoning changes necessary for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to build what could become Virginia's largest coal-fired power plant.
The Dendron City Council hosted a public hearing Monday night on Old Dominion's proposal to build a 1,500-megawatt Cypress Creek Power Station at an estimated cost of up to $6 billion.
Foundation Advocate Chris Moore argues the cooperative's request lacks details about the proposed plant's impact on the community, environment and public health.
Rezoning hearings are set Thursday before the Surry and Sussex counties' boards of supervisors. [link]
The only way we're going to be able to bring those astronomical bills down is by (a) bringing a whole lot more (coal-fired power plant generated) energy to the marketplace, and (b) by curtailing the influence of rabid environmentalist groups that only succeed in driving the cost of energy through the roof.
Priorities, people. Priorities.