WVEC Action Alert

Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station Bailout

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
Action Alert
Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station Bailout
Apr 11, 2023 View / Comment Online



From our partners at West Virginia for Energy Freedom

If you are a Mon Power or Potomac Edison customer, we need your voice now! Submit your comments to the West Virginia Public Service Commission opposing the Pleasants Power Station bailout before April 14th. Take Action!

FirstEnergy is scheming to keep Pleasants Power Station open by forcing it on ratepayers like you. Not only is it an out-of-date, coal-fired power station that was actually scheduled to close in 2019, but even FirstEnergy acknowledges that the plant is expensive to operate. The worst part is that we don’t even need the plant – we have enough power being generated in-state already to meet our needs! Take Action!

Share the link with others in your neighborhood groups and on NextDoor. The comment period ends on April 14th.

The current comment period is about keeping the plant open for a year while officials further “study” the proposed sale. If the plant doesn’t operate during that year, most families’ bills will go up by about $36 a year – but if the plant operates, bills will go up even more. 

FirstEnergy’s proposal would protect its own shareholders while forcing West Virginia customers to bear all of the costs and risks. If FirstEnergy’s scheme is successful, customers would be saddled with potentially massive costs and liabilities. Please click Take Action now to send your comments to the WV Public Service Commission demanding they say NO to the Pleasants Power Station bailout. 

Don’t forget to personalize your letter: tell the Commissioners how increased rates will harm you and the people and businesses you love. They need to hear it’s important to you that YOU don’t pay for another corporate bailout.

Thank you!

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  1. There is no need for us to continue going backwards just because we are in Appalachia. The Pleasants Power Plant has fouled our air and soil long enough. It is a monstrous reminder of one of the largest work disasters in our nation caused by greed. There is no such thing as clean coal technology (fossil mythology). It is past time to start investing in clean energy. Time to move forward.

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