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Stalemate between environmentalists and unions on keeping Illinois nuclear reactors going

Unions, Environmentalists Declare Impasse on Energy Deal wttw, Amanda Vinicky | August 3, 2021
 With possibly just a few weeks left before Exelon shutters a nuclear reactor in Byron, feuding and politically powerful interests have failed to reach a deal that would keep the plant open and otherwise move Illinois toward its renewable energy goals.After years of negotiating on a major energy deal, environmentalists and unions agree that they’re deadlocked, and that it’s time for legislators and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to take over talks.Environmental groups, under the mantle of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, blame organized labor working as the umbrella group Climate Jobs Illinois. “We write to regretfully inform you that negotiations between the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and Climate Jobs Illinois around passing a climate and equitable jobs bill in Illinois have reached an impasse,” the environmental advocates wrote Monday in a letter addressed to General Assembly leaders and Gov. J.B. PritzkerUnions likewise sent a note to the governor and legislative leaders citing “intractable differences.”……..

August 5, 2021 - Posted by | politics, USA

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