More Smelly Hippies to protest Wise County Coal Power Plant
A parcel of land in Southwest Virginia has become the focus of a statewide debate, and on Monday protesters will take their message to Richmond – No new power plant in Wise County. Up to 200 people are expected to gather in front of Dominion Power’s Richmond headquarters on Monday to protest construction of a coal-fired plant in Wise County they say would pollute the community and do more harm than good.(LINK)I guess these idiots figure we do not need electricity. The new plant is a state of art clean coal technology plant. It will create hundreds of jobs and provide us with power.
Mike Ewall, founder of Energy Justice, a national organization that works with communities under threat of pollution, said the biggest problem is the burning of waste coal.
"It’s a mixture of coal and rock that you have to burn a lot more of to generate the same amount of energy of regular coal," he said. "And it creates a lot of ash that has to be dumped somewhere."
Yes, burning anything crates ash. Flyash is added to concrete, building materials like dry wall and many other products. Ewall misleads with his statement. Coal is blended to create a mixture that will provide the right amount of BTU's and low emissions. No matter what the ash content may be, the emissions standards are the same and required by law. While high ash coal may be cheaper, cost is increased by its use and that is a well known fact.
I hope the tree huggers stay in Richmond. Wise County wants this plant and the jobs it will provide.