Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry take in the construction at Plant Vogtle

Big infrastructure projects take decades to complete.  Think subways, spaceships and nuclear plants.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), also known by her initials, AOC, rolled out an energy and environmental infrastructure plan that would strand assets in Georgia and other states — possibly phasing out a nuclear power plant under construction near Augusta.

Much has been made about the Green New Deal and hope for a national energy plan.  I have pushed back against this proposal much the same way I resisted the “Clean Power Plan” from several years ago–calling both a wealth transfer to other states.  Proponents of the AOC plan say I am overreacting, but I have been to Germany and seen the phase-out of coal and nuclear they are doing at the expense of their ratepayers and taxpayers. Their electric rates are triple what we pay. 

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