Monday, August 14, 2017

The Agenda: S.C. demonstrations after Charlottesville; Even w/ buyer, Santee Cooper sale would be hard

SCE&G facing potential class-action suit over failed nuclear project

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:07 AM

click to enlarge Demonstrators gathered on Folly over the weekend after racist Charlottesville, Va. protests turned violent - MICHELLE MELTON
  • Michelle Melton
  • Demonstrators gathered on Folly over the weekend after racist Charlottesville, Va. protests turned violent

Even if South Carolina finds a willing suitor for Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric utility that found itself tied up in a doomed nuclear power project, it will likely be difficult to complete the sale of the New Deal-era utility, one expert says. Source: The State, P&C

The other party in the VC Summer project, SCE&G, is the subject of a potential class-action lawsuit that alleges negligence by the company as it collected more than $1 billion in ratepayer money for the failed project. Source: P&C

After protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville turned deadly for anti-racist counter-protesters on Saturday, demonstrations sprung up across the country, including in S.C. cities like Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston, Columbia, and Folly Beach. Source: WaPo, G'ville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal, P&C, The State

The steel workers union in Georgetown have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with the British company vying to purchase and restart the shuttered steel mill. Source: Georgetown Times

P&C editorial on an unbuilt new library promised for North Charleston: "...there’s no clear plan forward for a new Cooper River Memorial branch, though County Council did find time recently to rename the library for North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey."

Uber says its bringing its trucking-based Uber Freight service to the Carolinas, Georgia, and other areas of the country outside of its current Texas service base. Source: P&C, Uber

P&C headline: "'Trench warfare': Sen. John McCain's fond but complicated relationship with South Carolina"

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