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Gov. Pat Quinn Slams ComEd “Smart Grid” Follow-Up Bill Targeted to Mollify Critics

(Chicago, IL) — October 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today blasted the legislative initiative of Illinois lawmakers to gussy up ComEd’s “Smart Grid” legislation, Senate Bill 1652, with a follow-up bill to address the concerns of legislative critics and others with the aim to override Quinn’s earlier veto of the bill. Continue reading »

With Backing from A.G. Lisa Madigan, Gov. Pat Quinn Vetoes ComEd Smart Grid Bill

(Chicago, IL) – September 12, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to witness his veto of a bill that would have allowed ComEd to develop an electricity producing “Smart Grid” financed by a guaranteed consumer and business rate hike. “More than 1.5 million people and businesses have had to … Continue reading »

Will Lake Michigan Become an Illinois Wind Farm?

(Windy City) — August 8, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced the signing of legislation to breathe life into wind energy production efforts on Lake Michigan. “A thriving green energy sector will further strengthen Illinois’ economy, create jobs and boost our economic recovery,” said Quinn. The legislation, House Bill 1558, sponsored by State Rep. Robyn … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Vetoes Illinois Coal Gasification Plant Bills

(Springfield, IL) – March 14, 2011. With no fanfare, Governor Pat Quinn today quietly vetoed two controversial bills that aimed to give state backing to the construction of two coal gasification plants in Illinois, one in downstate Jefferson County and the other in Cook County’s Calumet City, that backers claimed would generate thousands of new jobs. Continue reading »

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