FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 4, 2017
Contact: Reagan C. Kelley
BIPARTISAN SENATE LEADERS CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO CONSIDER HALT TO FURTHER ACTION ON V.C. SUMMER NUCLEAR PROJECT
Joint Letter Issued by Party Leaders Requests Reconvening General Assembly
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, and Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, issued a joint letter to President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, requesting the General Assembly reconvene to consider a joint resolution halting new action on the V.C. Summer Project until the legislature has a chance to act during the 2018 session.
“As the Republican and Democratic Leaders of the Senate, we and the members of our caucuses are greatly concerned by the announcement earlier this week by SCANA and Santee Cooper that the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station of the project would be abandoned,” the letter states.
A copy of the full letter issued on August 4, 2017 is attached.