Virginia DEQ public hearing regarding proposed CPV Warren 580 Mw gas-fired power plant. This facility will be located five miles from the Shenandoah National Park, which is considered the second most polluted U.S. national park.
Virginia has permitted 16 new power plants since deregulation. Most of this 10,000 Mw of new power will be sold out of state. While the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the application on March 13, 2003, one SCC Commissioner did express concerns. In the March 2003 decision, SCC Commissioner Moore stated "I write separately to express my continued concern and mounting alarm at the apparent failure of the Commonwealth to address adequately the impact of power plants on the environment of the Commonwealth. This case is of particular concern because the proposed facility is within five miles of the Shenandoah National Park, a Class I area."
VA DEQ - Valley Regional Office
BREDL Dec. 2002 comments to VA