Amazing and powerful are just a few of the words used to describe a rally of over 15-hundred Exelon employees and community supporters of nuclear energy in Illinois at the State Capitol yesterday.
Tim Followell is City Administrator in Clinton and says Clinton and DeWitt County were well represented at yesterdays rally. He explains it was a great turnout despite the fact attendees couldn't get directly in front of a many lawmakers.
Powerful is how Communications Manager at the Clinton Exelon Nuclear Power Station described Tuesday's rally. Brett Nauman says it was great to see everyone from all corners of Illinois come together in the name of nuclear power.
Exelon provided buses for local employees and residents to get to Springfield Tuesday and Marian Brisard, Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce says it was an amazing show of support.
State Sen. Chapin Rose spoke briefly at the rally Tuesday and Wednesday says he continues to fight for the right policy for Illinois that will effect every resident in the state.
The unanimous message to lawmakers for Clinton, DeWitt County and Central Illinois continues to be the economic impact of the power station but as Sen. Rose has pointed out in the past, legislation needs to be passed that caps rate increases and keeps electric bills in Illinois to a reasonable and affordable amount.