Over the course of two legislative sessions, Connecticut lawmakers and ratepayers have received requests for financial ‘assistance’ from the Millstone Nuclear Plant. Despite Millstone spending nearly $1 million on lobbying this year alone, Hartford hasn’t been convinced. But as Gov. Dannel Malloy’s executive ordered investigation into the plant’s financial viability kicks off, it seems a moment of truth is coming for Millstone.
Dominion Energy spokesman Kevin Hennessy uses a famous quote from Albert Einstein to justify why ratepayers should give the Millstone power plant a big corporate payout. Einstein is credited with the observation that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is not a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Yet, Hennessy keeps saying things that aren’t true and apparently keeps hoping we’ll believe him.