Energy policy — nuclear: Many eyes are on the proposed electrical generation plant in Pueblo County

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From The Denver Post (Mark Jaffe):

But here’s the hitch, one that Banner freely concedes: There is no money, developer, committed transmission line or customer for the nuclear power plant. What Banner has is an option on the land and a plan, already approved by the county planning commission, to give him sweeping rezoning and development ability. “I don’t know if this is going to work,” Banner said. “It is a new approach. I’m just saying let’s give it a try.”[…]

“Politically this is a tough call because it is going to split the community right down the middle,” said Ross Vincent, chairman of the Sangre de Cristo Group of the Sierra Club…

Banner makes no promises. If the plan is approved, he said he’ll sound out the NRC and U.S. Department of Energy. “If they don’t like it,” Banner said, “I’m not going to pursue it.”

More nuclear coverage here and here.

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