Rezoning vote set for nuclear plant proposal
April 25, 2011
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A proposal to create an “energy park” in Pueblo County that could include a nuclear power plant is going before the county commissioners.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports a vote is expected late in the day Monday on whether to rezone the site to allow the nearly 38-square-mile project to proceed.
Pueblo lawyer Don Banner is behind the proposal. He says it could also include solar, wind, geothermal and biomass power generation.
Banner has said he doesn’t have any partners or water rights lined up for a nuclear plant. He says he wants to be sure he gets county zoning approval before investing time in those parts of the project.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com