END CORPORATE WELFARE AND STOP THE MILLSTONE PAYOUT
MILLSTONE ISN'T ASKING FOR A SUBSIDY THAT IT NEEDS. IT'S DEMANDING A CORPORATE HANDOUT STRAIGHT FROM CONNECTICUT CONSUMERS' POCKETS. SIGN OUR PETITION TO LET CONNECTICUT LEGISLATORS KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT SUPPORT THIS HANDOUT.
MASSIVE PAYOUT BEING NEGOTIATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Representatives of the Millstone Nuclear Plant continue to push elected officials for a massive corporate payout behind closed doors.
This is despite the fact that:
Millstone is the most profitable nuclear power plant in the United States.
Lawmakers in Hartford have rejected special deals for Millstone during the last two legislative sessions.
According to press reports, senior executives at Millstone are offering the state up to $125 million in exchange for a long-term contract that the legislature has previously rejected.
If Millstone is successful in securing this proposed 5-year contract with the state, they will be taking $1.65 BILLION out of Connecticut residents’ pockets.
WHY THE RUSH?
Governor Malloy did the right thing by signing an executive order calling for an independent analysis of Millstone’s financial soundness. But rather than proving it needs help, Millstone has so far refused to provide full and complete information.
The truth is that Millstone is obligated by contract to operate until at least 2022. We can and should give independent experts the time they need to gather information which will ultimately allow policy makers to make an informed decision.
The real question is this: if the facts are truly on Millstone’s side, why is the plant so afraid of an independent study?
CALL ON LEGISLATORS TO STOP DOMINION
We urge legislators in Hartford to reject any attempt to give Millstone a financial payout through the state’s budget, regardless of any incentives the plant is willing to give to the state in exchange. The democratic process should remain free from this type of external bartering.
It’s time to put the pressure on Millstone, and stop this expensive and unnecessary payout -- once and for all.