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PSC should say no to Appalachian's plan

I am concerned about Appalachian Power's proposal to purchase half of the coal-fired Mitchell Plant and a portion of the coal-fired John Amos Plant from Ohio Power.

The cost of this $1 billion disaster is going to be dumped on the backs of people in West Virginia with higher electric bills.

Our Public Service Commission needs to say "no" to this transaction and "no" to people having to foot the bill by paying electric bills even higher than we already pay.

The PSC needs to look at other options like energy efficiency and renewable energy programs instead.

West Virginia is one of the least energy-efficient states. Investing in energy efficiency programs would create more jobs per dollar spent than investments in other parts of the economy.

New programs to weatherize homes, replace old appliances and update buildings would benefit both residential and commercial customers.

So instead of dumping that huge, dirty money pit on the backs of us ratepayers, our PSC should do something positive instead of keeping us in the dark ages.

Marilyn Mullens

Cool Ridge


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