Good News-Power Plant to be Located in Wise County
As I revealed here on Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Power Plant in Wise County?? Could it be? My sources are saying yes. A brand new power plant located in Wise county.
This afternoon it was made official. From the press release:
LEBANON, Va. - Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest energy producers, Virginia State Sen. William Wampler of Bristol and Southwest Virginia officials announced Thursday that a reclaimed surface coal mine site in Wise County has been chosen for final evaluation for a clean coal power station.
The selection of the Virginia City site near St. Paul, Va., is consistent with a 2004 Virginia General Assembly initiative, which Wampler sponsored, encouraging the development of a coal power station in Southwest Virginia to provide energy for Virginians. A consortium of energy companies, led by Dominion, studied several sites before selecting the Wise County location for further evaluation.
This is great news for Wise County. Of course this being an election year Rick Boucher showed up. No one was fooled as this was Sen. William Wampler's day. Boucher did say "I will work with Dominion to ensure all federal regulatory requirements are resolved as expeditiously as possible." I should add that Boucher also stirred interest in a bike trail for tourists circling the power plant. That project will cost $500,000 and create one job. Tourism is our future! Heh