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Virginia's largest proposed coal-fired power plant has officially been postponed! Old Dominion Electric Co-op (ODEC) has announced it will delay applications for air pollution permits for the massive plant for up to two years.
Yet, the company says it has "no intention of turning back." ODEC is still seeking water pollution permits from the federal Army Corps of Engineers.
Tell the Army Corps that we don't need another dirty coal-fired power plant polluting our water. There is no need for this mega-polluter!
Alert Recipient: Colonel Backus, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
No Need for Cypress Creek Coal Plant
Dear Colonel Backus,
I want to express my great concern about the massive coal-burning power plant proposed by the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC). Pollution from the plant would have devastating impacts on the health of Tidewater residents, our wetlands, and the Chesapeake Bay. Mountaintop removal mining to fuel the plant would contribute to the destruction of our Appalachian mountains and streams. I urge the Army Corps of Engineers to thoroughly scrutinize ODEC's claims about future power needs, taking into account the role that energy efficiency investments can play in curtailing demand, and to rigorously investigate environmentally preferable alternatives to the plant.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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