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NEWS: Lawmakers, nonprofits seek remedy for stalled nuclear construction

NEWS: Lawmakers, nonprofits seek remedy for stalled nuclear construction

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  The construction of two nuclear towers at the V.C. Summer plant in Jenkinsville is continuing to shine a spotlight on a 2007 law that lawmakers and two nonprofits say enables unneeded or risky energy projects, while consumers unfairly shoulder those costs.

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club this week released a report, “Failure of the Nuclear Gamble in South Carolina,” which focused on their June 22 complaint to a state regulatory agency that the $14-billion project should be halted and ratepayers should be reimbursed.

The V.C. Summer plant expansion project is owned 55 percent by SCANA’s South Carolina Electric & Gas and 45 percent by state-owned utility Santee Cooper. …

by · 07/21/2017 · News
Construction at the Summer site.

NEWS: Will S.C.’s new reactors melt down like roads, pensions?

By Bill Davis, senior editor | There are several “nightmare scenarios” swirling around two incomplete and incredibly expensive nuclear reactors being built in the Midlands in Jenkinsville and what damage they could do to ratepayers’ wallets.

The ongoing work on the reactors, a joint effort of Santee Cooper and SCE&G, at the V.C. Sumner facility appears to be over budget and behind schedule, according to company documents.

But what’s more concerning to many is that the company building the reactors, Westinghouse, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the face of what may be billions of dollars of corporate losses. Westinghouse’s parent company, Japan’s Toshiba, has promised an unknown amount of money to help guarantee completion, according to published reports.

by · 04/21/2017 · News
TEAGUE:  Reviewing the ethics reform measures of 2016

TEAGUE: Reviewing the ethics reform measures of 2016

By Lynn Shuler Teague, guest columnist | For 65 years, volunteer League of Women Voters members have been committed to making democracy work in South Carolina and for the past four years, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (LWVSC) has joined legislative supporters and other reformers to improve the transparency and accountability of our government through ethics reform. During the last hours of the 2016 session, the South Carolina General Assembly finally passed two ethics reform bills. Both are very significant steps toward better government.

by · 06/24/2016 · Commentary, My Turn
BRIEFS:  Budget conference, ethics awards

BRIEFS: Budget conference, ethics awards

House and Senate budget conferees are scheduled to start meeting to work out compromises between differing provisions of the state’s $7.5 billion budget. Also: Martin, Finlay receive ethics awards.

by · 05/20/2016 · News briefs, Politics