Video: Virginia Lets Dominion Tear Down State For Coal Profits

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.

Watch it:

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:

Jim Rogers, Duke’s Charlatan CEO

Coal Industry Launches Full-Scale Attack Against Climate Legislation

REPORT: Nevada Power Company Making Risky Bet On Coal

Report Vindicates Sebelius: Coal’s Cost Puts Kansans ‘At Significant Risk’

Democratic Candidates, in Coal Country, Wax Enthusiastic About Coal

Resisting Fearmongering, Kansas Governor Holds Firm On Rejecting Dirty Coal