This is one of the most bizarre articles I’ve read in a while. WTF?
State Sen. Patsy Ticer, D-Alexandria, might be a leading opponent of coal in Virginia, but even she spoke highly Wednesday of the 585-megawatt coal-fired power plant under construction here.
“It’s very impressive,” Ticer said after touring Dominion’s Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center with a group of legislators Wednesday. “This is not your regular plant. It’s unique.”
She stopped short of saying she’d vote in favor of another such plant, but the influential Democrat who chairs the senate’s Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee said the visit changed her perspective.
“I don’t like the idea of coal as a primary source of energy … because it has downsides,” she said. “But I think that here, I’ve always said there’s no such thing as clean coal, and I think here at the plant they want to make it as clean as they possibly can, and provide a needed resource to our population.”
She said she still wants more alternative fuels. But of the power company’s need to provide electricity, she said: “I think this is a very good, very responsible way for them to fulfill that responsibility.”
Also see Del. Joe Morrissey’s positive comments in the same article, about how “this is something that’s good that they are doing.”
Uh, guys? Now that you’re back home, can you tell us what they did to you at that coal plant? Either they: a) brainwashed you; or b) gave you some seriously powerful hallucinogens. Either way, I’m very curious to hear the story. Thanks!
P.S. In all seriousness, this is big-time bizarre. No evidence whatsoever is presented in that article as to what makes this plant so (supposedly) “impressive” or how it is a “very good, very responsible” way to produce power. Sen. Ticer, Del. Morrissey: we’re all ears!