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WIFR: Kinzinger reacts to nuclear energy vote to help save Byron, Dresden stations

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Rockford, IL, September 10, 2021 | comments

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Some area lawmakers react to the Illinois house passing the comprehensive energy package to support keeping the Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants open.

Senate Bill 2408 is now waiting to be voted on by the Senate as the Byron plant is expected to permanently close on Sept. 13. This bill gives funds to the Byron station to not only help keep it in operation but also save thousands of jobs.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: “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.”

The original article can be found on the 23WIFR website here.
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