10/25/17 – Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition statement on Dynegy legislation

“Lawmakers should be on notice that Illinois households and small businesses will not stand for the double-pronged corporate bailout being sought by Texas-based polluter, Dynegy, Inc. In addition to the legislative subsidy and rate hike that Dynegy introduced today in Springfield, the company and Governor Rauner’s administration have engaged in backroom negotiations that would allow the company to gut key pollution safeguards. Both proposals are non-starters.”

“Instead of allowing Texas-based Dynegy to prop-up uncompetitive plants at the expense Illinois customers’ health and pocketbooks, lawmakers should propel Illinois toward a prosperous future in clean energy, especially in downstate communities where new renewable energy will be located and where energy efficiency will continue to be a driver of economic growth.”

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