Leesburg Council Joins Opposition To WV Rockwool Plant

The Leesburg Town Council is the latest Loudoun town to voice opposition to the planned Rockwool mineral wool manufacturing plant, in Ranson, WV.

Just a few weeks after hearing a presentation from Loudoun Against Rockwool, a citizen-led effort opposed to the project for its environmental impacts, council members unanimously authorized Mayor Kelly Burk to send a letter of support for the group. The letter asks federal and state authorities to halt construction of the plant until a comprehensive study of environmental impacts to Virginia localities has been conducted.

In its action last week, Leesburg becomes the latest Loudoun town to voice opposition to the project. Hamilton and Hillsboro councils have already passed resolutions opposing the project, and Middleburg and Round Hill were expected to follow suit this month, too. Votes are also anticipated for the Purcellville and Lovettsville councils.

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