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United Steelworkers drops partner in planned coal-to-fuel plant

United Steelworkers President Mark Glyptis

WEIRTON, WV — “United Steelworkers Local 2911 won’t collaborate with Weirton Energy on a $2 billion coal-to-liquid fuel plant now that it’s aware of legal problems for a former principal.

President Mark Glyptis says the union’s contract with ArcelorMittal gives it the right to approve or reject the sale of 1,700 acres in the Northern Panhandle. That would have been required for the project.

Glyptis told local media he believes in the technology but cannot move forward with either Weirton Energy or engineer Albion Norman Jr.

Authorities arrested Norman last week after discovering he was a fugitive from Texas.”

Victoria Advocate

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