Last Stand: Big Coal Tries to Block NatGas Electric Plant in WV

last-standSince April of 2014, MDN has written about and monitored a new project to build a $615 million electrical generating plant in Marshall County, WV that will burn Marcellus Shale gas (see MDN stories about it here). Called Moundsville Power, the project received a final green light in February 2015. We also discovered the plant will burn not only methane, but ethane as well (see WV Moundsville Electric Generating Plant to Burn Methane + Ethane!). Moundsville Power was supposed to break ground in early 2016. That didn’t happen. What’s the holdup? A group supporting coal-fired electric generation called Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance filed an objection to the West Virginia Air Quality Board’s permit issued for the project (see Coal Supporters Try to Stop Moundsville, WV NatGas Electric Plant). Because of the appeal, meant to block the project, Moundsville continues to be delayed–at least for a few more months…

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