WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement after Vistra announced the planned closure of four Illinois power plants by 2025, including the plant in Baldwin:

“Vistra’s decision to close its Baldwin plant by 2025 is deeply disappointing and will have a crushing impact on 130 Southern Illinois families. We must have an all-of-the-above approach to fulfilling America’s energy needs, and these good-paying Randolph County coal jobs were a big part of that. I’m afraid that, if the liberal Green New Dealers get their way, we will continue to see communities across this country negatively affected by their far-left, anti-coal agenda.”