Rep. Meier’s Statement on House Approving Expansion of Nuclear Power in Illinois

The Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation (HB 2473) to allow for the expansion of new small modular nuclear power plant reactor construction. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement:

“Today is a victory for lower electricity rates in the future for our state. Allowing Illinois to use new and safer technology to produce nuclear power will lower energy prices for customers. Electricity customers are paying higher energy bills because of the war on coal and the mirage that wind and solar will meet our energy demands. A continued mix of keeping coal-fired power plants like Prairie State in operation and expanding new small modular nuclear power plants will help Illinois meet its energy demand and provide for low-cost electricity.”