Salango Calls for Approval of Brooke County Power Project
September 8, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV -- Two weeks ago, on a visit to the Northern Panhandle, Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Salango called for the approval of the Brooke County Power Project.
As many in the Northern Panhandle await news on the project’s groundbreaking, Salango is calling on Governor Justice to stop dragging his feet and approve it. When approved, the project would bring 1,000 construction jobs and 1,194 additional jobs to the region once it’s built.
“Governor Justice campaigned on the promise of jobs, jobs, jobs, yet when faced with the chance to bring them to an often neglected part of the state, he is throwing up bureaucratic roadblocks,” Salango said. “I am calling on Justice to move quickly and approve once and for all the Brooke County Power Project, which will bring industry and work to the Northern Panhandle of the state. The only businesses Justice cares about are the ones he owns; that will change when I’m governor. The people of our Northern Panhandle shouldn’t have to beg for such an important project that will put people to work,” Salango concluded.