S.C. Lawmakers Receive Dubious Emails

Urging them not to sell SCE&G to Dominion

Patrick Gentry
February 19, 2018 - 1:29 pm

South Carolina lawmakers say they're receiving dubious emails that urge them not to pass laws that the senders say could kill a proposed sale of SCANA Corp. to Dominion Energy.

House Majority Leader Gary Simrill tells The Post and Courier of Charleston that he began receiving the emails Thursday in the aftermath of the state's failed $9 billion nuclear project. At least two came from friends who said they didn't send them.

Dominion, SCANA and an outside group that crafted the messages say they don't know why the emails are being sent without the knowledge of the sender.

Dominion and SCANA have said blocking charges of $37 million a month to taxpayers for failed nuclear reactors could kill the $14.6 billion sale and push SCANA into bankruptcy.

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