Missouri Senator Wants To Expand Nuclear Energy To Ensure Affordable Electricity

(MISSOURINET) – A Missouri lawmaker is proposing to allow electric corporations to charge ratepayers for the costs of building a nuclear power plant before the plant is up and running. Republican state Senator Curtis Trent says his bill would ensure affordable electricity in the state. The Senate could debate his bill at any time.

Those opposed to the House’s version of this bill write against this idea, saying ratepayers should never be asked to pay for what they may receive no benefit from.