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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 06:05 PM

"Jobs Alliance," Funded by Trump Backer, Tries to Block Gas Plants That Would Bring Jobs to West Vir

Murray Energy, one of the nation’s largest coal producers, is paying for lawyers trying to block natural gas plants that would support a growing industry.
by Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail Sept. 28, 5 a.m. EDT

This article was produced in partnership with the Charleston Gazette-Mail, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

Three years ago, a group of residents in West Virginia’s northern panhandle formed a new group, the Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance, and declared themselves a “voice for local jobs.”

A few months later, however, the group’s first major action was aimed not at creating jobs, but at blocking them.

In November 2015, the alliance, known as the OVJA, filed a legal appeal to challenge a key permit for construction of the Moundsville Power project, a natural gas-fired plant in Marshall County.

The move was puzzling. Backers of Moundsville Power said the project would be a significant boost for the area, providing 500 jobs annually during a three-year construction period and 30 permanent jobs once it was operational. Supporters said the project was a way for residents to capture more economic gains from West Virginia’s booming natural gas industry.

https://www.propublica.org/article/jobs-alliance-tries-to-block-gas-plants


And the sexual predator is going to be in Wheeling today..........................using taxpayer dollars and secret service..................flying around all day lying......................

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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 06:12 PM

1. This is horrible. Underneath, they support coal.

"Clean coal" is what they're aiming for and it's awful. The area needs to diversify and these folks are trying to stop it.

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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 08:33 PM

2. Trump's idea of 'clean' coal - Wash it.

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