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CPS Energy’s Bartley resigns

The South Texas Project nuclear plant
The South Texas Project nuclear plant
More outstanding reporting by Tracy Idell Hamilton and Anton Caputo, who have been writing story after story about the secrecy at CPS Energy. The city-owned utility spent the summer touting a proposed $13 billion expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant. Problem is, the actual price could be as much as $4 billion higher for Toshiba’s share of the deal.

This week, the fallout from community outrage has claimed a top official:

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CPS Energy interim General Manager Steve Bartley resigned Wednesday in the wake of revelations that high cost estimates for two nuclear reactors were kept from the utility’s trustees and the City Council.