A telephone operation is trying to gin up support for the proposed air-poisoning coal-fired generating plant in Southwest Arkansas. Working a list of people presumed to be friendly, the phone room caller seemed shocked when we said this morning we weren't interested in joining the campaign. (How'd we get on THAT list?)
Many in the local business community want the plant for the tax base and a relatively small number of permanent jobs, though opponents outnumbered supporters at this week's public hearing. Hang the next generation, the electric company says.
You get the idea this is a done deal. Ground work has already begun, as the photo shows, even though PC&E PSC hasn't yet issued an air permit.