Sunday, February 10, 2008

Students Learn about Coal Ash Fill Project

Students from Randolph College met with some members of the Concerned Citizens of Giles County on Saturday. They also visited Cumberland Park Project site. Earlier in the day, they visited Kayford Mountain in West Virginia where they learned about mountain top removal coal mining. and the Glen Lyn Power Plant. The tour was a part of the American Culture program which was focusing on the impact of using coal to generate electricity.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Clear choice for Giles County School Board

An editorial in the New River Current of The Roanoke Times today (see link "Editorial: Fly ash dirties Giles schools") calls for the Giles County School Board to make a clear choice: Either distance itself from the Giles County Partnership for Excellence or exercise its oversight responsibilities to stop the Cumberland Park Project. I couldn't have said it better!