On Tuesday (Nov. 28), Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester and the City Council passed a resolution opposing FirstEnergy's proposed sale of Pleasants power plant from one subsidiary to two other subsidiaries, Mon Power and Potomac Edison. Manchester and the council submitted the resolution to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
The Lewisburg resolution, like the City of Morgantown's earlier this fall, urges the PSC not to approve the deal without a thorough investigation of Mon Power’s actual capacity needs, the cast of other resource options, and the financial risks of purchasing another large, aging power plant. Click here to read the Lewisburg resolution.
Mayor Manchester was one of the first elected officials to join our coalition.