Exelon spent millions in lobbying after announcing TMI closure

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From the York Dispatch:

Exelon Corp. nearly tripled its lobbying expenditures in Pennsylvania between 2016 and 2018 — and it will soon see if that paid off as hearings about subsidizing nuclear energy begin next week.

The struggling nuclear energy industry has attempted to seize on the national push for zero-emissions energy, which in Exelon’s case includes both lobbying and campaign contributions favoring Republican lawmakers overseeing the Legislature.

“Exelon has unleashed a successful national strategy spending money to influence outcomes,” said Eric Epstein, chairman of TMI Alert, a nonprofit organization pushing for safe energy alternatives to nuclear. “They’ve successfully achieved bailouts in New York and Illinois.”

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