• Sign the Petition Opposing Rockwool in Jefferson County

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Legal Update

October 9, 2019 JCV vs. ROCKWOOL ET AL. (PILOT CASE) Summary — On November 2, 2018 JCV filed the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the PILOT arrangement and asserting that Rockwool should not be given preferential treatment and should pay their fair share of taxes just like other Jefferson County taxpayers.

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How Did This Happen – Timelines

How did a federally funded plan to build a sustainable community devolve so quickly into a heavy industrial facility permitted to be the second largest emitter of VOCs in the state of WV?

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Impacts

Is rock wool “toxic”? Rockwool/Roxul, Inc. insists that its air emissions are “safe” because its processes, and predicted operational releases, fall within the EPA’s permissible limits for such emissions. Now it attempts to claim those emissions are not toxic.

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Visuals

Rockwool Site Images

August 2 Rally & JCC Meeting

July 27 Rally @ Rockwool Site