Kaine’s coal plant is big controversy in Virginia

Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia is a big supporter of new coal combustion and offshore drilling. And he has done next to nothing for clean energy and efficiency. In fact, Kaine’s administration gave the final green light in June 2008 for the construction of a 585 megawatt coal plant in Wise County, Virginia that has no carbon capture capability whatsoever. Despite overwhelming opposition from all across the state, with concerned students and faith leaders and environmentalists turning out everywhere Kaine goes, the Gov. gave the thumbs up and