Gas-fired power plant draws opposition from Chesterfield …
A plan to bring a fossil fuel-powered plant to Chesterfield County is getting pushback from some residents.
Representatives of Dominion Energy met with residents and several environmental activists last week to answer questions and address concerns about the proposal.
Residents said they're worried that the plant would bring another major pollution source to the same area where a recently shuttered coal plant left behind large piles of toxic coal ash. Nicole Martin, who lives in the county's Bermuda district and is the president of the county's NAACP, attended the meeting to voice her disapproval of the proposed project.
"Why would they want to build that gas plant knowing there's going to be tons of gas emissions going into the environment? This year alone, we've seen record temperatures over 100 right here in Virginia. That's part of the problem," she said.