Thursday, August 16, 2012

Coalfields Expressway - More Coal to Power Pike Streetcar





Hi Yupette,

If it isn't bad enough that Dominion already generates 38% of its electric power from coal check out the proposed Coalfields Expressway in SW Virginia, to be funded by Virginia taxpayers to transport even more coal to Dominion's coal-fired generators. So we are looking forward to what? Fifty percent or more of the energy used to power the Pike streetcar obtained from burning coal? While the rest of the industrialized world is going to renewable energy? Appears likely if nothing is done to stop it.

Terri

12 Comments:

At 16 August, 2012 , Anonymous Ted said...

Is this state environmentally retarded, or what?

 
At 16 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yuptards: Be sure to vote for your Chamber of Commerce Yuptard-endorsed candidates, Elizabeth "Libby" Garvey and Willard "Mitt" Romney on November 6th.

 
At 16 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest of the world is going to renewables. Arlington County Chamber of Commerce Board (supported by the Chamber of Commerce local media) is stuck in reverse.

 
At 17 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else see Dominion's application for rate increases to cover the costs of its new $1.75 billion 585 megawatt coal-fired generating station in Wise County?

Was printed in the Washington Post Local Living Section yesterday.

You can obtain information by going to the State Corporation Commission's Web Site:

http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case

The docket number you are looking for is PUE-2012-00071

There are a number of documents related to this application.

 
At 17 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, Zimmerman had County Staff set up a streetcar information kiosk in the lobby of 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

 
At 17 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the Wise County coal-fired generating station starts operating it will mean more surface mining in VA and WV.

 
At 17 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Approved by the $ierra Club.

 
At 17 August, 2012 , Anonymous K.L. said...

The new coal-fired generating station in Wise County will outlive decades-old nuclear power plants, in case you want to know where this is going over the next two decades.

 
At 18 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fairfax County - Arlington County environmental assessment is a phoney charade. Most buses will be powered by CNG fuel cells while streetcars are still powered by burning mountaintop coal. What a bunch of corrupt crooks, just like the developers they shill for.

 
At 19 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Chesapeake Bay is paved $ierra Club members will do the 'planning'.

 
At 19 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Endorsed by local local "journalists" $cott Mccaffrey, $teve Thur$ton, and Ja$on $pencer.

 
At 21 August, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local "journali$t$" are not gonna be around to have to endure the mess.

 

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