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Leeper and Winters' nuclear waste bill passes Senate
McCracken Senator Bob Leeper and co-sponsor Calloway Senator Ken Winters succeeded in getting their nuclear waste bill, Senate BIll passed in the Senate yesterday.
How the Senate vote broke down –
Yes to store nuclear waste in Kentucky
R-Tom Buford, R-Julie Denton, R-Carroll Gibson, R-David Givens, R-Eddie Harris,
R-Jimmy Higdon, R-Tom Jensen, R-Alice Kerr, I-Bob Leeper, R-Vernie McGaha
R-John Schickel, R-Dan Seum, R-Brad Smith, R-Katie Stine, R-Robert Stivers,
R-Gary Tapp, R-Damon Thayer, R-Elizabeth Tori, R-Jack Westwood, R-David Williams
R-Ken Winters, D-Julian Carroll, D-Perry Clark, D-Joey Pendleton, D-Mike Reynolds
D-Dorsey Ridley, D-Tim Shaughnessy
No to store nuclear waste in Kentucky
D-Walter Blevins, D-David Boswell, D-Denise Harper Angel, D-Ray Jones,
D-Gerald Neal, D-R. J. Palmer, D-Jerry Rhoads, D-Johnny Ray Turner
D-Robin Webb, D-Ed Worley
Not voting – D-Kathy Stein
 A synopsis of Senate Bill 26
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Reprint article from March 2008 - Sine Die on Friday Means Leeper Amendment Dies
We posted a series of articles during the 2008 session about nuclear energy in Kentucky. That's the last time Bob Leeper sponsored a nuclear waste bill. In 2008, House Speaker Jody Richards sent the bill to Tourism & Energy Committee. Rep Tanya Pullin, who chaired that committee, let it die a well deserved death. 
Tourism and Energy is no more under new House Speaker Stumbo. Replacing it?  Natural Resource & Energy led by Rep. Jim Gooch.  
 If we can make it to Friday, March 27th when the Kentucky Legislature pronounces those glorious Latin words “sine die” and goes home, maybe someone can convince Senator Leeper that putting in a nuclear storage facility in Kentucky is not a good idea. The city of Paducah once known as "the Atomic City" has had a long relationship with the Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
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Reprint article 2008 - Is Rep. Steve Rudy Setting the Stage for a Nuclear Power Plant to be Built in McCracken, Ballard, or Livingston Counties?
Modern Nuclear Power Plants Consume Millions of Gallons of Water
Reprint article 2008 - Is Rep. Steve Rudy Setting the Stage for a Nuclear Power Plant to be Built in McCracken, Ballard, or Livingston Counties?
Rep. Rudy has co-sponsored HB 542 with Senator Leeper and Senator Borders. This legislation has the potential to redefine how power and energy will be created in West Kentucky. HB 542 rewrites the standards for nuclear waste management and disposal. This bill will make it easier for a nuclear power plant to locate in the Jackson Purchase.
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Lt. Gov. candidate weighs in on EKY electric increase
Lt. Governor candidate Dea Riley takes on Kentucky Power in a letter to the Public Service Commission. Ky Power has requested a 34.5% rate increase from the PSC. 
Riley points out, "
At the exact moment of KP’s 34.5% rate increase request many of the 20 Kentucky counties KP boasts as “serving” were without power.  Of the 175 thousand total persons served by KP within Eastern KY, more than 75 K found themselves rendered powerless after a December snowstorm merely one week prior to the request..."

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