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Column: Why settling a lawsuit could save Santee Cooper, send NextEra packing
Cindy Ross Scoppe
Cindy Ross Scoppe
Lawmakers aren’t supporting NextEra’s bid to purchase Santee Cooper because they want 2 million South Carolinians paying higher rates and upward of 700 of them laid off. And certainly not because they’re happy with the idea of getting stuck with a multimillion-dollar bill for obligations NextEra won’t assume, and having to approve a disturbing work-around of the Public Service Commission and some massive tax breaks.