The majority of voters in Connecticut oppose special support for the state’s only nuclear power plant.
That’s according to the Connecticut Petroleum Council, which has released a new poll showing most (76%) consumers in the state do not want to pay more for electricity to help the facility be more profitable.
The survey, of 822 Connecticut registered voters, suggests 69% of citizens believe the state is on “the wrong track” in terms of energy policy and two-thirds are concerned about energy prices.
Around 59% believe electricity prices will be lower with competition, instead of the state government controlling electricity generation.
Approximately three-quarters of voters disagreed with the idea of special treatment for one company.
Connecticut Petroleum Council Executive Director, Steve Guveyan, said: “Consumers across the state have spoken loud and clear. 78% of voters across the state oppose legislation that would give the Millstone nuclear power plant ‘special treatment’ with ratepayers footing the bill.
“When 66% of Connecticut voters already think electricity costs are too high in the state, it makes no sense for any legislator in the state to support this misguided legislation.”
A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars filled with radioactive waste in Washington collapsed recently.