If legislation isn't passed by May 31, the Exelon Clinton Nuclear Power Station will be decommissioned, as has been expected for a while now.
Today (Friday), Exelon announced a firm date of May 31, which is the end of the spring legislative season, for lawmakers to bring Exelon onto a level playing field with renewable energy sources, or, according to Communications Manager Brett Nauman, they will have to decommission the plant.
New legislation was introduced yesterday that creates a new emissions standards. Nauman says if passed, this legislation would allow Clinton Power Station to remain open and viable.
Nauman says there is support for saving the plants on both sides of the aisle, however, the budget issue has taken center stage in recent weeks as momentum begins to build on that front. He is hopeful an agreement can be reached despite the focus on the budget.