Permits approved for $6B power plant in rural Va
Surry, Va. (AP) -- The Surry County Board of Supervisors has approved permits that could bring the state's largest coal-fueled power plant there.
The board Thursday unanimously approved permits for about 350 acres outside Dendron, where Old Dominion Electric Cooperative plans to build the $6 billion, 1,500-megawatt Cypress Creek Power Station. While most of the project will be in Dendron, a fly-ash landfill and water-intake facility would be built in the county.
Cooperative spokesman Jeb Hockman says the vote allows federal and state environmental agencies to start testing the site.
Opponents say the plant's emissions would harm the environment and people's health. Supporters say the area needs new jobs and tax revenue. [link]
And those opponents are the same morons who will tell you we're experiencing global warming, so put their opinions where they belong.
Me? I'm for new jobs. And for the added tax revenue. But more than anything else, I'm for increasing the availability of energy.
Now if they could just do something to drive down the price of electricity ...