West Virginia MetroNews – West Virginia lawmakers have significant decisions ahead about millions of dollars in public support for a cutting-edge battery factory on the site of the old Weirton Steel mill.
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A delegate whose district is right up on the edge of that Hancock County property, Pat McGeehan, is sounding alarms about whether the public investment is wise and whether the project’s private investors are a match with West Virginia. McGeehan was preparing letters pushing back on the project to send to Form Energy and to federal officials.
The delegate whose district encompasses the property, Mark Zatezalo, sees a historic opportunity. He was working on an op-ed for his local newspaper sharing a vision of the new battery plant as an anchor that could draw additional development and, when combined with the potential of natural gas development in the region, could bring on a new era of prosperity for the traditional steel community.
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