For far too long, South Carolina has had a high tolerance for corruption, incompetence, secrecy and insider dealing that benefits elected officials, political appointees and well-connected business owners and shareholders, at the expense of the citizens.
I applaud The State for bringing to light important details in the mishandling of the construction of the additional V.C. Summer nuclear reactors. However, I would like to see some significant criticism of the Public Service Commission and the decision makers at SCANA and Santee Cooper, a state-owned utility whose board of directors is appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate. I believe that the fact that the commission, management teams and boards of directors chose to rubber stamp the construction of the new reactors and did not provide proper oversight is nothing short of malfeasance.
I ask The State to please print the names of the members of the Public Service Commission, SCANA’s corporate officers and board of directors and Santee Cooper’s executive team and board of directors each time it runs an article about this fiasco so these clowns receive the scrutiny and notoriety they deserve.