Pumped Storage Project Threatens Natural Areas

Current Status

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition! Over 1100 people took action on this issue! The deadline for submitting comments to FERC on the initial permit application for proposed Big Run pumped storage project has now passed.

Two public meetings were held on January 9th  at the old county courthouse in Parsons and we thank everyone who took the time to attend. We've put some highlights from those meetings on our blog, available here.  You can read more about reactions  to the project here.

As soon as another public comment opportunity arises, we will post it on this page.

In the meantime, check out the map and list of resources below to learn more.

map of the proposed pumped storage project
This is a map of the overall proposed project, from a presentation provided by the company.
This is a map showing the area of Big Run Bog (outlined in red), intersected by penstocks (in blue). The map is from the Department of the Interior. Having infrastructure crossing this National Natural Landmark is a major point of contention.

Additional Resources

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 Each of the locations depicted here would be directly impacted by the project.

Big Run Bog

a red pitcher plant in big run bog

An example of rare flora found in Big Run Bog.

view from the Olson Fire Tower

View from the Olson Fire Tower

view from Big Run overlook

View from Big Run Overlook

Big Run Falls

Big Run Falls


Mill Run