Keeping Illinois Nuclear Plants Open: Good For Jobs, Small Business & Illinois
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
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Since 1925, Valley Construction has been a family-owned business serving the Quad Cities and Illinois. I am proud of the legacy that my grandfather began building 90 years ago, and proud of the 250 men and women of Valley Construction who work every day to continue that legacy.
For decades, we have done a lot of work at the six nuclear energy plants around Illinois. Some of these plants could close soon and I am deeply concerned about the severe impact that will have on my business and my workers.
A State of Illinois report found that if these plants close, it could cost us $1.8 billion in lost economic activity and 8,000 jobs, many of which are highly skilled, good paying jobs. I can’t afford that and Illinois can’t afford that.
That is why I encourage our state legislators to adopt energy policy reform legislation the would help preserve our state’s nuclear plants. This is crucial to our state’s economic health and thousands of small businesses like mine.
Learn the facts about Illinois’ nuclear plants at www.NuclearPowersIllinois.com
Greg Hass, President of Valley Construction, Rock Island, Ill.