Morgantown Dominion-Post – More than 75 people jammed the Monongalia County Commission chamber Monday evening for a public comment hearing on the proposed new Longview Power plants – one gas-fired, one solar. Read article.
The vast majority were members of the North Central West Virginia Building and Construction Trades Council who turned out in force to support the projects. Only 13 people spoke: five in favor, seven against, one neutral but offering some cautions.
The state Public Service Commission held the hearing as part of its consideration of siting certificate requests submitted by Longview Power II and Longview Renewable Power, daughter companies of Longview Power, which operates the existing coal-fired plant near Maidsville. Longview II will operate the gas-fired plant; Longview Renewable, the solar.
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