This blog was written by Sara Barczak, former Regional Advocacy Director with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.Guest Blog | March 3, 2010
Last week, Friends of the Earth launched two television ads challenging $54.5 billion in loan guarantees the Obama Administration proposed to hand out for the construction of the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in 30 years. The 30-second television ads, “Family” and “Risk,” will run in both South Carolina and Georgia. In South Carolina, two new nuclear reactors are proposed to be built at the V.C. Summer plant — a site in the running for loan guarantees also being challenged by Friends of the Earth in South Carolina State Supreme Court. The ads will also run in Georgia, where the first of the Obama Administration’s loan guarantees were awarded earlier in the month — $8.3 billion for the two proposed nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.