We hear from guests today on “Simply Superior” about a proposed $700 million gas power plant planned for Superior. This would be a needed pathway away from more polluting oil and coal, say project proponents. Yet, critics counter, the facility would still contribute to greenhouse gasses and climate change and allow power companies an unnecessary delay in the inevitable switch to renewable energy. In a rebroadcast from last fall, program host Robin Washington hears both sides of that argument with Sierra Club activists Jenna Yeakle and Jadine Sonoda, followed by gas plant company partners Josh Skelton of Minnesota Power and John Carr of Dairyland Power Cooperative. Also, WPR reporter Danielle Kaeding updates the project’s status as of this spring.
Plus, she hit the country charts in the 90s as Molly and the Heymakers. Now, she’s fronting Molly and the Danger Band – and we’ll let her explain the name. Washington catches up with Hayward’s own Molly Otis.