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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
TOP FIVE:  On judges, 2016 race, summer programs, deficits, voting machines

TOP FIVE: On judges, 2016 race, summer programs, deficits, voting machines

In recent news that you might have missed, check out these stories on how courts are calling out state lawmakers; Hillary Clinton’s projected electoral vote lead; a powerful photo essay on summer programs — and the lack of them — in South Carolina; how states might face deficits; and hacks to voting machines.

by · 08/19/2016 · News, Top Five
PHOTO:  Summertime approaches

PHOTO: Summertime approaches

As the legislature heads towards its final stretch in the next six weeks, South Carolina’s fields are greening-up with crops. Just as gardeners are hoping for plentiful bounty of tomatoes, peppers, squashes, melons and all sorts of goodies, so too are the state’s farmers, many of whom were hit hard in the Midlands and Pee Dee with last year’s flooding. Pictured are last year’s flowers on top of tobacco plants in a field near Sniders in rural Colleton County. (Photo by Andy Brack.)

by · 04/22/2016 · Features, Photo