Williamsburg City Council Concerned About Coal Plant

On Nov. 18, 2010,  Mayor Clyde Haulman signed and sent letters to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality expressing the city’s concerns about the ODEC proposal to build a coal fired electric utility plant 18 miles from Williamsburg and James City County.

By advising these regulatory agencies that the City of Williamsburg intends to monitor the application review process, the City has alerted these agencies and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative that we are aware that their plans “will impact the natural environment in the City and the surrounding communities.

WCAN has supported this action over the past year by providing the City Council Members with information, discussing the issues relevant to Williamsburg with council members, and speaking at many City Council Planning Meetings and City Council General Meetings.  It is important for us to know that the leaders of our community take their main responsibilities seriously.  In the months and years ahead, until the ODEC proposal is permanently withdrawn, we will see if our state and federal agencies can rise to that standard.