United Mine Workers Union Endorse Wise County Power Plant
The United Mine Workers of America’s Coal Miners Political Action Committee met in Castlewood recently and approved a resolution endorsing the power plant. Some union members plan to attend the hearing and stand together with coal executives in support of the plant.
According to the resolution, the UMWA believes the power plant would not only provide needed jobs in the region but would supply the electricity needed to keep the nation secure. The plant – which would burn Virginia coal, waste coal and biomass such as wood – also would clean the region’s environment by getting rid of harmful waste coal piles that pollute water, the UMWA stated.(LINK)
Plant opponents led by hypocrite Larry Bush, who made his living off coal, yet now wants to deny others that same right are boycotting today's hearing. They will not be missed.