Payette County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to rezone a parcel of property where Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. hopes to build nuclear reactor. The three commissioners unanimously approved the request in a meeting today. The approval followed a lengthy public hearing on June 6 when more than 30 people testified, the majority in favor of AEHI's nuclear plans.
"We have proved to the world that this process can be accomplished despite the best efforts of anti-nuclear activists," said AEHI CEO Don Gillispie today. "I now look forward to the federal process, as key government officials in the United States, like President Barack Obama, have put their support behind nuclear power."
In a statement released late today, AEHI said it was the first publicly-traded independent-power producer to receive local nuclear site approval in the United States.