Kurtz and Walkup Praise McSweeney and Duffy

A press release from McHenry County Board members Mike Walkup and Donna Kurtz:

County Board Members Kurtz & Walkup salute State Representative McSweeney & Senator Duffy for standing up for the people of Oakwood Hills and surrounding communities regarding the proposed Enventure Power Plant

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – McHenry County Board Members Michael Walkup, R-
Crystal Lake and Donna Kurtz, R-Crystal Lake, salute State Representative David

McSweeney and Senator Dan Duffy for their political courage in standing up to support the opposition voiced by people of Oakwood Hills and surrounding communities regarding the proposed Enventure Power Plant.

Donna Kurtz

Donna Kurtz

Kurtz states,

“The straightforward unflinching support from Representative McSweeney and Senator Duffy to stand up for the community and oppose this project at the State level is incredibly brave and praiseworthy”

Walkup added,

Mike Walkup

Mike Walkup

“Given responsible, laudable, and decisive actions taken Representative McSweeney and Senator Duffy, as well as the outcry of opposition toward this project by the community and unanimous opposition of the project by School District 46, Enventure should move quickly to respect the community, officially close out this project, and communicate these intentions to the public”.

Kurtz and Walkup attended both the Open House and the Zoning Board meetings for the propose power plant held last week.

In addition, both Kurtz and Walkup represent many, many constituents who have contacted them to voice concerns regarding the substantial drain the proposed plant would have on groundwater supply, the potential health and safety impact a power plant would have on a residential area with a school so close to the proposed plant, and the significant home owner property value loss that would likely ensue.


Kurtz and Walkup Praise McSweeney and Duffy — 7 Comments

  1. Sincere thanks to all local and state elected officials for helping.

  2. Watch their actions not their words.

    If they only say they oppose it but later say it was out of their hands and they couldn’t stop it they are phoney.

  3. The ability of the County to do anything to “stop” the plant is limited.

    As this is a municipal land use decision, the County has no jurisdiction.

    However, we do have authority over water usage that may affect areas outside of the municipality and air pollution.

    I sit on both County Board committees that deal with those issues and expect that we will be taking them up later this month.

    Watch the agendas for the Public Health and Human Services Committee (PHHS) and the Natural Environment and Resources Committee (NERC) as they appear on the County website under the Meetings Portal.

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