Maine Revised Statutes

§4301. Findings and purpose

1. Investment in nuclear power plants.  The Legislature finds that construction of a nuclear power plant is a major financial investment, which will have consequences for consumers for years to come.
[ 2015, c. 165, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Costs.  The Legislature finds that there are many uncertain future costs associated with nuclear power plants, including the costs of low-level and high-level waste disposal, decommissioning and long-term care. These costs will be borne by the consumers and reductions in these costs will serve to benefit consumers.
[ 2001, c. 629, §1 (AMD) .]
3. Citizen participation.  The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for citizen participation in any decision to construct a nuclear power plant within the State.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW). 1999, c. 398, §A94 (AMD). 1999, c. 398, §§A104,105 (AFF). 2001, c. 629, §1 (AMD). 2015, c. 165, §1 (AMD).