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Longview Power Plant Delayed Again
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by Jim Kotcon | 2006

The Never-ending story of Longview Power Plant

The West Virginia Public Service Commission granted a 
Certificate of Site Approval to the Longview Power plant,
proposed for
Morgantown, and project developers announced
they would begin construction within a few months.  But an
appeal to the WV Supreme Court by local opponents has again
delayed the project.

The appeal, filed on behalf of local citizens and organizations,
claims that the PSC violated state law by disregarding evidence,
and by issuing findings unsupported by evidence.

The PSC adopted a draft Order prepared by
Longview, in essence
Longview to write their own permit.  The PSC made only
minor changes to The Longview Order, and ignored contradictory
testimony.  If the appeal is heard by the Supreme Court, the
project may be delayed for months, and the Siting Certificate
may be overturned.

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