The operator of Three Mile Island (TMI) in Dauphin County, claims the plant will close this year if it doesn’t receive financial help. Of course, the company is hoping ratepayers across the state will foot that bill through a government bailout.
Lawmakers could soon consider a bailout bill that would make TMI a winner and Pennsylvania ratepayers the losers. A ratepayer-funded bailout would basically be a regressive tax on electricity and would mean higher energy costs for all consumers.
Instead, of handing out our hard-earned money to a private business, lawmakers should enact policies that encourage a diverse range of products in the market to increase competition. This would keep prices lower for consumers and ultimately yield better products.
Tell lawmakers to oppose nuclear bailouts in Pennsylvania!