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Congressman Kinzinger on IL Statehouse Nuclear Vote

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Washington, DC, September 10, 2021 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
After the Illinois General Assembly passed S.B. 18, U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released this statement on the future of nuclear energy.
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WASHINGTON, DC – After the Illinois General Assembly passed S.B. 18, which rebalances the energy portfolio of the state and provides support for nuclear power commensurate with other energy sources, U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:

After leaving thousands of my constituents concerned and in the dark for months, Springfield has finally taken a major step towards rebalancing the playing field for nuclear energy in Illinois. When it comes to saving Byron and Dresden Stations, State Democrats took it down to the wire, and it was now or never. For the sake of my constituents, their jobs and the local economy, the municipal governments, and all the important services funded by the tax revenues from these plants, I’m glad this legislation is heading towards the Governor’s desk. Big thank you to State Representative Dave Welter and State Senator Sue Rezin, among others, for their tireless efforts to work the process, pressure State Democrats, and ultimately move this legislation forward.

For my part, I’m urging the Governor to do the right thing and sign this measure into law, and save our nuclear fleet before closures go into effect on September 13. I will also continue to press for smart policies at the federal level to support the existing civilian nuclear fleet and ensure our nuclear plants like Byron and Dresden have the support they need to remain operational for years to come.”

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