By Editor,

Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission, which regulates electric and gas utilities in the state, voted to approve continued construction of two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle. This decision is unsurprising because of the Commission’s utter failure to question the project throughout its ten-year history, but the decision is all the more ridiculous and unfortunate for it. The vote flies in the face of the evidence about the project’s likelihood for continued failure, the state’s energy needs, and the PSC staff’s own recommendation to cancel the Vogtle reactors if Georgia Power did not agree to swallow $4 billion of the cost.

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