SOURCE: Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance

October 15, 2008 10:20 ET

Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance Will Protest Chicago-Based Exelon Corporation

In a Twist of Events That Would Put Any Soap Opera or Reality Television Show to Shame, Bush's Home State Takes on Obama's Home State in Energy Policy Protest Taking Place This Thursday in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) -

Who:     Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance, TSEPA
         (, a group that supports Texas energy supply
         policies that are reasonable, sustainable and environmentally

What:    Citizen March at Exelon Headquarters. Texans tell Exelon "Don't
         Mess with Texas Water" in opposition to a proposed nuclear plant
         near Victoria, TX.

Where:   Outside Exelon Corporation
         10 South Dearborn Street
         Chicago, Illinois 60680

When:    Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why:     Less than 12 hours after the final presidential debate where
         Obama and McCain will address the nation's crucial economic and
         environmental issues, TSEPA supporters will convene on the Windy
         City with a very important message for Exelon Corporation --
         "Don't nuke our water!"

         TSEPA spokesperson John Figer states: "Exelon's record in
         Illinois is clear.  We don't want to be a Braidwood, Texas.
         Beyond safety, this project critically impacts our state's
         water future. The Guadalupe River has been listed as one of
         the 10 most threatened rivers in the U.S. and we don't have
         enough water to support a thirsty nuclear power plant. A lack
         of freshwater inflow will critically impact the San Antonio bay,
         wetlands, estuaries, fish and the endangered whooping cranes.
         Nuclear power plants should go in places with major sources of
         water… and that is not in Victoria, Texas."

         TSEPA supports the development of a full range of alternative
         energy sources, including conservation and renewable, but urges
         that there must be balance and the full consideration of
         environmental and economic realities in U.S. energy policies.

         *Phone and in-person interviews with TSEPA spokesperson John
         Figer available upon request.

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