“The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce that APN is endorsing David Staples and Brad Ploeger for the General Election for Public Service Commission Districts 5 and 3, respectively.”
“Staples and Ploeger are both Libertarian nominees. This marks only the second and third time in APN’s nearly seven year history that we have endorsed a Libertarian candidate.”
APN Notes that David Staples is the only alternative to the incumbent Republican, while Ploeger faces an incumbent Republican and a Democrat challenger.
In both races the incumbent backs expansion of nuclear power plants, and the Democrat in District 3 also backs nuclear power.
APN notes that “Staples told APN he would not have supported Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, two proposed new nuclear reactors, and instead would have supported building out Georgia’s solar capacity to meet daytime demand for energy. Staples is a strong supporter of solar energy and renewables.”
In District 3, “APN is endorsing Ploeger mainly because of his criticism of nuclear power. Ploeger said he is “not a fan,” of nuclear power, while Oppenheimer says he believes nuclear power is perfectly safe.” (Oppenheimer is the Democrat challenger in the race.)
The complete editorial endorsing 2 Libertarian candidates @ http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2012/10/15/apn-endorses-staples-ploeger-for-psc.html