Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A good read on power plant closings

If you're into coal or power plants or the effects of plant closures on small communities, this is worth a read. This is also the subject of a 650-word piece I sent out this morning. I sent my piece out before I found this. 

It's a long ProPublica piece about the impending closure of two coal-fired power plants in Adams County, Ohio — Stuart and Killen.

One nice thing about it is the respect that it gives to the people faced with leaving or taking local jobs at lower pay.  Too many major-league journalists who embark on a Jane Goodall among the chimpanzees mission to rural America rely on the typical negative stereotypes. This writer avoided that, and for that I thank him.