AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding the close passage of a bill providing a special deal to Millstone Nuclear Power Plant by the Connecticut House of Representatives.

“AARP Connecticut is disappointed in the legislature’s decision that could cost Connecticut ratepayers an additional $300 million a year for energy, which is already the highest in the country. We call on Governor Malloy to veto this bill so consumers, and legislators, can learn the results of the executive order directing DEEP and PURA to conduct a public assessment of the viability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. We continue to believe Millstone should not receive any special treatment and follow the process of the executive order by disclosing their financial need for a state-funded subsidy.”