Anderson invites local stakeholders to Springfield to discuss future of Exelon
Local officials from the 36th District were invited to the State Capitol on April 21 by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Rock Island), to discuss the importance of Exelon’s Quad Cities Generating Station and its economic importance to the region.
“Shortly after taking office, I had the opportunity to tour the Quad Cities Generating Station and learn more about how important it is to the 36th District,” said Anderson. “This facility is the largest property-tax paying entity in Rock Island County, a huge part of my district, and it employs nearly 800 people. It has a huge impact on our community, local economy, region and state as a whole.”
While the future of the facility remains somewhat uncertain, Anderson says he wants to do his part to make it clear how important the Quad Cities Generating Station is to the 36th District. Anderson welcomed representatives from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, as well as stakeholders from the local government and education communities for a meeting with Alec Messina, the Governor’s Policy Adviser for Environment & Energy. At the meeting, stakeholders were given the opportunity to discuss the impact that Exelon’s closure would have on the region.
“Exelon’s nuclear power plant in Cordova plays an important role in both the Quad Cities and State of Illinois economies,” said Henry Marquard of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, “The Quad Cities Chamber is very grateful for Senator Neil Anderson’s leadership on this important issue. We will continue to work with him and our delegation toward passing legislation that recognizes the importance of nuclear energy in Illinois.”