Arkansas’s Lieutenant Governor, Mark A. Darr, recently expressed his support for coal power in the state. Lt. Gov. Darr’s remarks come as CFACT is closely involved in a battle to maintain operations at the Flint Creek Coal Power Plant in Northwest Arkansas. The plant is currently attempting to ward off efforts by the Sierra Club to shut it down and take jobs, income, and energy away from Arkansas.
Lt. Gov. Darr had this to say about energy in Arkansas:
“The simple fact is that we need energy. America needs it. With demand for energy going up as well as prices escalating, we need all the capacity we can generate at the lowest cost possible. This plant, with its state-of-the-art technology, will be a jewel of the industry — all Arkansans should be proud that such a facility is located here.”