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Backers say $600 million would be spent on the 120-mile stretch in Illinois, in the process creating construction jobs, stimulating the manufacturing sector, generating tax and other revenues for state and local governments, and providing low-cost, clean renewable energy to 1.4 million Midwest homes.

There’s just one problem: The 300-member Illinois Landowners Alliance, the 80,000-member Illinois Farm Bureau and Commonwealth Edison have fought the project.

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Red Raspberry

And of course Com Ed is against them. They want to get more money from the ratepayer to keep their dinosaur nuke plants open.

Red Raspberry

They have put in a over three hundred turbines in my area in the last three years. Seems the only ones against them is those who have property not suitable for them. Certainly isn’t the individual who has them on their property or the local governments.