The project has bipartisan support in Ohio, where it could lead to as many as 4,000 jobs in a struggling region. The host county, Pike, has Ohio's highest unemployment rate at nearly 14 percent.Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who met recently with Vice President Joe Biden about the project, praised an agreement he said in a statement adds accountability while ensuring "that the Piketon community is on a path toward continued job creation and economic growth."
Energy Department Backs Ohio Energy Plant Project
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