NABTU Statement on Nuclear Energy

“The closure of FirstEnergy’s three emissions-free nuclear plants will have a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of working men and women in Ohio and Pennsylvania and risk environmental harm. Nuclear plants are economic engines in the communities they serve, providing reliable, emission-free power while supporting thousands of direct and indirect jobs that help fund schools, police, fire and other essential community services.  NABTU urges policymakers to prioritize reforms that fix widely acknowledged market rule flaws that unfairly disadvantage nuclear plants, which are an indispensable component of a resilient and secure electric grid, and serve as economic and employment engines for the communities they serve. “