Skip to comments.Thanks Baracků 3 West Virginia Coal Plants to Close
Posted on 02/11/2012 12:26:16 PM PST by Hojczyk
Three West Virginia coal plants just announced they will close this year. Metro News reported:
Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations.
The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted.
The three plants produce 660 megawatts and about 3-percent of FirstEnergys total generation. In recent years, the plants served as peaking facilities and generated power during times of peak demand for power.
The plants operated under subsidiary Monongahela Power. Mon Power recently finished a study of unscrubbed coal fired plants in the system to determine the potential impact of the most recent environmental regulations from EPA. Company officials determined the EPAs Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) made it unfeasible to retrofit or continue operating the three plants.
The high cost to implement MATS and other environmental rules is the reason these Mon Power plants are being retired, said James R. Haney, regional president of Mon Power and president of West Virginia Operations for FirstEnergy.
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HUSSEIN OBAMA KEEPING HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE (MUST SEE LINK)
Democratic Party scumbags putting West Virginians out of work, making electricity more expensive, and destroying the economy.
Obama and his crew must really really hate America.
How will the MSM spin this into a positive for Obama and how will Obama blame Republicans when people start freezing to death in the winter and suffering heat stroke in the summer?
Santorum can reach these people.
So how do we recharge our $280,000+ Chevy Volts?
Great news, Coal unions voted and supported Obama, let them reap the harvest they have sown.
Folks here in Eastern Ohio would rather Obama fall off the planet...but thanks to Cleveland and other urban slime dwellers, he still prevails.
How much of Washington, DC’s power is provided by these plants? I think that a “blackout” or at least a “brownout” of DC is in order.
FirstEnergy closing 6 coal-fired power plants (Ohio)
FirstEnergy Corp. said Thursday that new environmental regulations led to a decision to shut down six older, coal-fired power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland
So...tally is running at 9 so far....Ohio, Pa, Maryland and now WV....
I think it’s time for American business to ignore anything coming from the EPA and the federal government and dare them to stop’em.
An Ohio-based utility announced Thursday that it is shutting three Lake Erie coal plants and all but one unit at another, a move that will scrap some of the biggest fish killers along the Great Lakes... http://www.chicagotribune.com/site/newspaper/news/ct-nw-power-plant-shutdowns-20120127,0,3096384.story
Yeah, but no one is freezing to death . . . yet. When they start, I doubt too many will be concerned about fish, Global Warming, or any other liberal cause de jour.
West Virginia will still probably go to the Democrats
Union voters=monumental stupidity.
Soon we'll consume water like in Sudan.
We'll use electricity like a North Korean.
We'll consume food like an Ethiopian.
Our CO2 output we'll be much lower and we can be more like the rest of the world.
United Mine Workers told all their rank and file to vote for Obama as well. How’s that working out for them now?
“Santorum can reach these people.”
I agree, but I was thinking more of the Senate seat and getting this fraud out of there.
West Virginians are just like Jewish voters, in the pockets of the Democrats.