Sen. Ellman

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Ellman’s issued the following statement after the governor’s decision to uphold the moratorium on new nuclear power plants.

“I support the lifting of the moratorium because the repeal allows for a robust conversation on the value of nuclear power investment in Illinois – which is moot under the moratorium. Illinois is already a leader in nuclear power and we understand its costs, benefits and the aging of our nuclear fleet. The repeal sends the signal that Illinois is open to innovation and investment – a signal that could be amplified by prioritizing nuclear technologies that use nuclear waste. I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the weeks to come to ensure we can address the governor’s concerns and allow this measure to take effect.”