The TrailCo power line, designed to export West Virginia’s coal-fueled energy to the East Coast, is currently being built. The eyesore on the northern West Virginia landscape will give electric power to eastern megalopolis residents, while leaving the air pollution and blighted landscape here in West Virginia.
In a recent development, the Monongahela National Forest turned down a request by TrailCo to use National Forest lands for roads to enable heavy construction traffic through the Forest. West Virginia Sierra Club and others had questioned the appropriateness of this proposal. Bulldozing roads and bringing in heavy machinery and construction traffic through the public wild lands of Tucker County is not our idea of why we treasure the Mon National Forest.
The Forest Service agreed; they rejected the proposal.