News | November 21, 2011

Opponents chalk up two more victories against coal plant

Local citizens opposed to ODEC's plans for acostly and environmentally destructive coal plant in Hampton Roads continue to gain momentum.  On November 17, the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing the 1,500-megawatt power plant proposed for Surry County.

On November 18, Surry County Circuit Judge Sam Campbell ruled that the zoning for the proposed plant is void, agreeing with the citizens who filed suit that ODEC had rushed the approvals through and that the town of Dendron's public notice violated Virginia law.

As momentum gathers against ODEC's outmoded project, SELC and our allies in the Wise Energy For Virginia Coalition will continue to encourage ODEC make the switch to energy efficiency and other clean sources of electricity to meet the region's needs.

Read the Wise Energy For Virginia press release here.