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October 24, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Possible Liquid coal plants for West Virginia
(2007-10-11)
(WOUB) - Several sites in West Virginia are
being considered for a liquid coal plant.

Vancouver, Washington-based Baard Energy is already proposing a 5 billion dollar coal-to-liquids fuel plant in east-central Ohio and is considering developing a second plant.

Company President John Baardson says he's discussed four or five possible locations with West Virginia Governor Manchin, who has been promoting coal-to-liquid technology. Baardson would not dislose the sites, nor did he offer a timeline on a decision.

Another company has proposed a liquid coal plant for Mingo County.

Any such project in West Virginia would face opposition from environmental groups, who oppose the process -- saying it could generate too much carbon dioxide and increase coal mining.
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