[NEWS] Neighbor Concerned About West Virginia Biomass Project
– by Tina Alvey, November 17, 2017, Register-Herald
A man who lives near the proposed site for a synthetic fuel facility in the Sam Black area is urging local officials to “be proactive” in determining the potential environmental impact of the project.
Houston Adkins shared his concerns with the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors Thursday afternoon.
Among the issues Adkins raised is the possibility that the plant — which was pitched to state economic development officials as a $73 million facility — may operate far below capacity and, therefore, never deliver the promised 60 to 100 jobs.
He also expressed concern over the potential that the plant could eventually be sold to a foreign company.