FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2013
Contact: Nancy Novak
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OPPOSE SALE OF HARRISON POWER PLANT
The League of Women Voters of West Virginia announced today it opposes the sale of the Harrison power plant to Mon Power. In a vote by the state board of directors, the League supported the appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals by the West Virginia Citizen Action Group. WVCAG is asking that the approval by the West Virginia Public Service Commission of Mon Power’s purchase of the Harrison power plant be vacated because the sale violates state law and because it will increase electric rates for West Virginia taxpayers.
By transferring the Harrison power plant to a WV Public Service Commission regulated plant, Mon Power will be guaranteed that its costs will be borne by ratepayers rather than having to compete in the market. The cost of the Harrison plant included a mark up by the owner, First Energy.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages participation of citizens in government and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
A Legislators Forum will be held on Monday, December 2, 7 to 9 pm, to discuss the upcoming 2014 state legislative session. The League of Women Voters has invited all local members of the House of Delegates and State Senate. This is a time for citizens to let the legislators know what is important to them.
Members will be given time to discuss their priorities, and also what they think will be the major issues this session. The public will then be given time for comments and questions about their concerns. In the past these forums have led to good discussions about the common interests of the public and the legislators.
The forum will be held at the Aull Center, which is next to the public library on Spruce Street. Parking is available in the lot or the parking garage across the street.
Refreshments will be served.
345 Virginia Avenue, 26505
November 25 meeting for the public on Fracking/Horizontal Drilling
A Movie About Hunger in America
Vienna Public Library
2300 River Road, Vienna WV
Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wood County
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Fracking/Horizontal Drilling meeting. Nov. 25, 7 pm, Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. Joe Altizer, lawyer for the House of Delegates, will talk about the 2011 law.