by Gloria Tatum
(APN) ATLANTA 2/15/18 â€” The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) is facing a new lawsuit, while Georgia Power is facing a possible investigation â€“ both in connection with challenges to the continued construction of new nuclear reactors 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle.
Three groupsâ€“the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Partnership for Southern Equity, and Georgia Interfaith Power and Lightâ€“have filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday, February 12, 2018 against the PSC.
The Petitioners claim the PSCâ€™s December 21, 2017 decision and holiday gift to Georgia Power to continue Vogtle 3 and 4 violated Georgia law and the PSCâ€™s own governing rules, making their decision illegal.
The PSCâ€™s decision ensures Georgia Power Company billions of dollars in additional profits, while saddling ratepayers with billions in additional expenses.
The Commissionâ€™s decision put the interest of Georgia Powerâ€™s shareholders ahead of the interest of ratepayers, especially low-income customers.
Finally, there is a lawsuit that asserts the obvious â€“ that the so-called â€śPublic Serviceâ€ť Commission is and has been working as an agent of Georgia Power for years instead of protecting the ratepayers.
As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the PSC vote overruled its own staffâ€™s recommendations, which stated that to go forward would hurt ratepayers financially and reward Georgia Powerâ€™s bad management with additional profits.
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