Friday, August 1, 2008

Orange County Commissioners Like the Dark

WRAL reports that Thursday the Orange County Commissioners voted to formally oppose the proposed expansion of the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant. They even hired an attorney to file an intervention with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Seriously.

Orange County gets their electricity from Duke Power. Duke Power has two reactors near Charlotte. Apparently it's OK for them to have two reactors, but us in Wake County can only have one. Orange County says so.

So in the spirit of compromise; We'll hold off on the second reactor if Orange County agrees to give us their power. Deal?