Nuke Plant Failure Prompts Call For Special Session

Bipartisan effort to halt action

Lee Rogers
August 04, 2017 - 11:13 am

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1063 WORD News received the following press release Friday from the Communications Director at the office of the South Carolina Senate Majority leader.

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, and Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, issued a joint letter to President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, requesting the General Assembly reconvene to consider a joint resolution halting new action on the V.C. Summer Project until the legislature has a chance to act during the 2018 session.

“As the Republican and Democratic Leaders of the Senate, we and the members of our caucuses are greatly concerned by the announcement earlier this week by SCANA and Santee Cooper that the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station of the project would be abandoned,” the letter states. 

 

In the letter, the Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman and House Speaker Jay Lucas are asked to reconvene the General Assembly in a special session to consider a joint resolution to suspend the authority of Santee Cooper and the Public Service Commission to take any further action on the VC Summer nuclear project or authorize any rate increases until the legislature can act on it during the 2018 legislative session.

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