Morris Republican State Representative David Welter is asking his colleagues to be open to hearing about the energy needs of the various regions in Illinois. Welter spoke during a virtual meeting of the Illinois House Energy and Environment Committee.
Last year, Exelon announced the closure of nuclear power plants in Morris and Byron slated for the end of this year. Lawmakers are hoping to put together legislation to help keep the two nuclear power plants open. Between the two locations, there are thousands of jobs and several school districts and towns that rely on tax revenue from the operation of the power plants.
Welter says different House Members have the same ultimate goals, but different ways of reaching those goals.
The Illinois House only recently started meeting virtually, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Welter represents Plano, portions of Oswego and Kendall County, and much of LaSalle and Grundy counties.