Tim Craig-RICHMOND, Jan. 23 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brian Moran vowed Thursday to fight a proposal to build a coal-fired power plant in southern Virginia, breaking with political leaders who have tried to shore up the once-powerful mining industry.
In a news conference near the state Capitol, Moran said the proposed plant in Surry County would contribute to global warming, worsen air quality in Richmond and Hampton Roads, and contribute to nitrogen pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
“The approval of this plant will occur under the watch of Virginia’s next governor. I think it is important for Virginians to know where their governor stands on this issue,” Moran said. “We should be investing and developing clean sources of energy. We need to harness the energy of wind and solar.”
THANKS Del. MORAN FOR MAKING THE “CORRECT CHOICE FOR VIRGINIA”