Closing Illinois’ Nuclear Facilities Will Devastate Our Economy and Environment
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Two nuclear plants in Illinois are on the brink of closing. While some have argued Illinois should do nothing, the costs of inaction would be devastating to the state’s economy, consumers, workers and our environment. What would it mean? According to an independent State of Illinois report, these plants closing will result in:
• Major Economic and Job Losses – $1.2 billion annually in lost economic activity in Illinois and more than 4,200 highly skilled, good paying, full-time jobs lost.
• Huge Environmental Costs – An increase in carbon emissions by more than 20 million metric tons – the equivalent of putting more than 4 million cars on the road. The societal costs of the increased emissions would reach nearly $10 billion between 2020 and 2029.
Fortunately, the Next Generation Energy Plan will help preserve these plants. This legislation’s economic and environmental benefits for Illinois far outweigh the costs of inaction. Illinois can’t afford to wait.
Members of the Illinois General Assembly: Vote YES on the Next Generation Energy Plan by May 31st, before it’s too late.
Learn more: http://www.nextgenerationenergyplan.com/