By Nancy Thorner -
The chickens are finally coming home to roost for Chicago's Exelon Corporation
Thanks to an Illinois Review post of Friday, August 24, "ICYMI: Exelon, Obama and the 'Chicago Way' in the White House," I was informed about a NYT article highly critical of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation.
This was an amazing development, as a letter had been sent by Nancy Thorner to Exelon's CEO, Christopher Crane, on August 13th, almost two weeks before the NYT published its article about Exelon being in bed with the Obama administration.
How amazing that the NYT would publish such a politically-charged article maligning Chicago's Exelon Corporation, "Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility," which would mimic my own sentiments expressed to Exelon's CEO, Christopher Crane in my August 13th letter.
I've been writing about Exelon Corporation and its Chicago Way with its many ties to the Obama administration for several years, mostly during the time when John Rowe, who retired this year, was Exelon's CEO.
Much of my expressed disagreement, through numerous letters and articles, had to do with the premature closing of the Dual Zion Nuclear Plant in 1998 long before the initial expiring of their operating licenses, although I was likewise aware of the political clout Exelon enjoyed and wielded with its cozy relationship with Democratic legislators in Springfield, the Chicago Democrat political machine, and the Obama administration.
My August 13th letter as noted below was sent registered to CEO Christopher Crane with a return receipt requested, which I did receive back on August 19.
"Dear Chris Crane, president and CEO, president and CEO,Exelon Corp., Chicago,
Your letter appearing in the CT on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, was outrageous in its attempt to explain away Exelon's foolish investments in wind energy. You might be fooling many people, but not those in the know who recognize Exelon's spin in trying to defend the defensible.
You might check with The Heartland Institute in Chicago to get their take on the uselessness of wind power.
Like John Rowe who proceeded you, you seem to have been chosen to head Exelon Corporation because you subscribe to the same insane idea that green energy is the way of the future.
Exelon not only has clout with Congress (Thank goodness Cap and Trade failed), but Exelon is also in bed with the Obama administration and the corrupt Chicago far left, progressive regime that is doing a good job at destroying everything that was ever good here in Illinois and in the nation, with their insistence in promoting what can only be a failed green energy policy here in Illinois and nationwide, while maligning coal and nuclear power.
Nuclear is the way of the future, yet the Dual Zion Nuclear Facility was prematurely shut down -- never was a believable explanation forthcoming -- and is now being decommissioned by Zion Solutions. The Zion facility could have supplied 2,100 MWs of low cost and green energy for years to come, with the biggest bang for the buck!
Shame on former CEO John Rowe, and all present executives at Exelon Corporation, who care not about supplying energy at the lowest possible cost, but only about making money so it can be invested and wasted in Pie-in-the-Sky, boondoggle green energy investments like wind and solar."
Nancy J. Thorner
To be noted, despite all of mymany letters to Chicagoland newspapers, to Republican legislators requesting that they check into Exelon's shady decisions, and articles posted at various website, not one finger was lifted to help me. It was a one-woman crusade.
Perhaps now that Exelon Corporation has been revealed for what it really represents, my past urgings to Republican Illinois legislators will now be taken seriously, with the result that they will no longer fear intimidation through an investigation of how Exelon's coziness to state and federal political players are adversely affecting Illinois and its lame-brain energy policy.