From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, this stellar video describes how Dominion Resources, with the full support of Virginia governor Timothy Kaine (D), is breaking ground on a $1.8 billion coal-fired plant in Wise County, VA. On June 26, officials recently appointed by Kaine to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board unanimously granted air quality permits to Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources.
On June 30:
— Dominion began construction of the plant
— 13 people were arrested for blockading the entrance to Dominion’s headquarters in Richmond
— Citing the threat of global warming, a Georgia judge blocked a $2 billion coal plant.
Gov. Kaine has received $88,000 in campaign contributions from Dominion since 2002.
Here’s some previous Wonk Room coverage on King Coal’s rush to tear down our nation and burn up the planet: