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Dominion's Nuclear ‘Bailout’ a Do-or-Die Moment for Opponents

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Environmental groups opposed to subsidies for nuclear power may be facing a do-or-die moment in Connecticut.

Lawmakers there want to help Dominion Resources Inc.’s Millstone plant, a move they say is needed to preserve jobs and maintain the generator’s zero-emissions power. Dominion is lobbying for the aid, though it hasn’t said the station faces the kind of economic headwinds that led Exelon Corp. to announce plant closings in Illinois. Exelon ultimately won subsidies there.