At the beginning of the meeting, I offered some of the same questions the Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance (OVJA) has asked of both Mr. Dorn and the Marshall County Commission. Here are two of those questions I repeated at the county commission meeting.
- Last year, Andrew Dorn told his hometown business newspaper in Buffalo that he was planning to start construction this May. Yet here we are almost in November and there has been no progress. Why have these promises not been kept?
- Andrew Dorn also told his hometown business newspaper in Buffalo, NY that when he sold his bank that he made enough money to never work again. Since my son and many of the other coal miners will never get to work there again, maybe you can ask him how they can also get a special tax deal to start a business.
Folks, the time to act is now. Mr. Dorn is proposing these gas plants throughout our region, seeking special deals from local governments all along the way. These plants potentially threaten thousands of good paying jobs we currently have in the coal industry and promise only a fraction of long-term full-time jobs in return.
What will happen to our schools, roads, bridges and other government services if coal miners who pay so much each year in taxes are out of work?
Please join the effort and voice your concern. If you would like to help, please email the Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance by visiting www.ohiovalleyjobs.org. Encourage your friends and neighbors to become members and help us in this worthy cause.
Together, we can and will make a difference.
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