May 15, 2016
Bellville News Democrat
Politics and policy
Reactions to the news from local politicians varied depending on which dome they the work under.
According to a statement from State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, the power capacity auctions responsible for high prices in 2015 and lowered prices in 2016 made it “clear that the way capacity rates are determined is not equitable across Illinois. Dynegy’s announced mothballing of units 1 and 3 at the Baldwin Power Station is in direct response to this difficulty and will devastate not only the 122 individuals facing job loss but also our communities that benefit from the tax revenues produced by this plant.”…