And who can you count on to provide unbalanced coverage of such a rational move? Why, the Sun Gazette, of course. I wouldn't even call their write-up an "article". So many facts are left out and so many opinions are left in, it's a lot closer to an editorial than anything resembling journalism. It managed to leave out all this:
- According to the Roanoke Times, the plant will be allowed to release more than 12,500 tons of pollution each year, including nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, the latter a cause of serious breathing problems for people with respiratory illnesses
- Each year, the plant would emit 5.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas causing global warming
- The plant would keep Virginia addicted to mountaintop-removed coal
Please email the County Board right now to congratulate them for taking a strong stand on such a critical issue!