Speak Out at the Public Service Commission! Post-Westinghouse Bankruptcy Hearing on Vogtle

Join GA WAND and speak out at the first public hearing on Vogtle since Toshiba-owned Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy.  We will co-hose a press conference beforehand, alongside Nuclear Watch South and others.

Georgia WAND will be speaking about the need, moving forward, for Georgia Power to invest resources in sustainable, clean, transferable and equally-paid jobs and renewable energy, not natural gas or other dirty energy sources.

The City of Atlanta recently passed a resolution to have city buildings 100% renewable powered by 2025 and the city of Atlanta as a whole being 100% renewable powered by 2035. Although not a mandate, this is the direction we’re headed. Therefore, we have many opportunities to work with Georgia Power to facilitate this transition, starting with a hard look at its portfolio, placing workers and the environment at the center of its growth model. To date, Georgia Power customers have payed more than $1.2 billion in Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery fees. Let’s hold the industry accountable for paying the workers the $22 million up for discussion, not the ratepayers. And then let’s continue building a new, healthy energy economy.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017; 10AM; Press Conference 9AM
WHERE: Georgia Public Service Commission, 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta 30334.