A bill requiring the disposal of coal ash stored in Dominion Energy ponds across Virginia has cleared its first General Assembly committee.
The three coal terminals in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region saw double-digit increases in exports last year.
The Mitchell power plant lies quiet and rusting on the shores of the Monongahela River. Despite political promises, there’s no sign of the coal-powered plant coming back.
Dominion Energy wants customers to pay more than $300 million, which would cover the cost of upgrading three coal-burning power plants, plus some extra money.
The congressionally-funded initiative targets federal resources to help communities affected by job losses in coal mining and coal power plant operations.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is spreading $26.5 million in awards to nine states to assist struggling coal communities.
Dominion Energy Virginia said Tuesday that it plans to build at least eight new natural gas-fired plants during the next 15 years, cementing its shift away from coal, while depending on renewables for less than 10 percent of its energy capacity.
Coal exports out of Hampton Roads saw a 16-percent jump during the first quarter of 2018. That’s compared to the same quarter last year.
One person was taken to the hospital when a train carrying coal crashed into a car in Gathersburg on Sunday morning.
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