Last week Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a bill that could potentially change the rules for how the Millstone Nuclear Power Station sells the electricity it generates.
The House voted 75-66 in favor of the bill, which allows state regulators to determine whether the power should be sold on the clean energy market like solar, wind and hydroelectric.
Last month the bill passed the Senate and now moves to the governor.
Eastern Connecticut legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, praised the bill’s passage, saying it will help protect jobs and solidify the region’s economy. Dominion Energy, which owns the power plant in Waterford