Marshall County Residents, Commissioners Remain Divided Over Proposed Power Plant
Marshall County -
Construction trades group members gathered to present their opinions to Marshall County Commissioners on the construction and development of a natural gas power plant on Tuesday.
The proposal of the $615 million project has commissioners and residents divided, but the trade group members gathered to tell commissioners all the benefits this plant would create, especially when it comes to local jobs. "This is an opportunity for some of our young people - life-time job - Never leave the valley, they're going to live right here in this county. Plus, it'll be one of the first major uses of the gas that we are harvesting and shipping out of the state. We will be burning it here and making money with it here," said Keith Hughes of the Wheeling Iron Workers.
Commissioners have hired an insurance expert and are waiting for final evaluations on the liability of the county among several other things. There is no date set when they will make final decisions on the Moundsville Power Plant project, but commissioners say they are making sure everything is reviewed.