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Future Of Pleasants Power Station And Remembering A State Supreme Court Justice, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, a company called Omnis Technologies has stepped forward as a potential buyer of the Pleasants Power Station, which is currently not producing any electricity. The company proposes to fuel the plant with hydrogen. Curtis Tate speaks with Sean O’Leary, senior researcher on energy and petrochemicals at the Ohio River Valley Institute, about the proposal, which he said leaves more questions than answers.

Also, in this show, a longtime legislator and state Supreme Court Chief Justice has died. Randy Yohe reports on the democratic stalwart’s life and legacy.

And, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen, who joined us on his final tour in July 2022. We listen to Keen’s performance of “I’m Coming Home.”

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