It's not just Ameren that is going to fund this project but all the utilities in the State of Missouri including the Rural Electric Coops. Construction may not start in the next couple of years but you can bet that the Coops and the rest of the Missouri utilities would not be putting money into this project if they didn't expect to benefit from it. If the QWIP bill would have passed last year there would already be preliminary work on Callaway 2. Don’t let Noranda Aluminum and Anheuser Busch InBev sway you into thinking there will be these enormous rate increases when they are only in this for short term gain.
I am an Ameren employee at the Callaway Nuclear Plant. For the last 29 years I have seen and experienced what good paying jobs have done for the area. It allows people to buy homes, cars, groceries, clothing, etc. When these items are purchased they create more jobs for other people. When the “Construction Work In Progress” bill was defeated last year Ameren cancelled unit 2 and with it thousands of high paying construction jobs as well as hundreds of high paying permanent jobs. Don’t let this happen again, it is time for Missourians to get behind this bill and secure our energy future.
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