Rep. Morrison Responds to Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill

Thursday in Springfield the House of Representatives approved a comprehensive energy bill that will allow nuclear energy plants in Clinton and in the Quad Cities to remain online. In response to the 63-38 vote in the House, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement:

“I was not in support of SB 2814 because I do not think rate payers should shoulder the responsibility of subsidizing a company that made over $2 billion in profits last year.”

“This bill picks winners and losers and handcuffs us for years to come. Here in Illinois and also at the federal level, we have a very bad track record when it comes to choosing winners and losers and I believe this is one more example of bad policy that will have bad outcomes.”

“I believe wholeheartedly that in the aggregate Illinois will be less competitive as a result of the passage of this bill. Freedom and choice have been extremely beneficial for electricity consumers in Illinois, and by passing this bill we are undermining those policies.”