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New co-op facility dedicated

The same kind of collaborative efforts that can help affect political change surely went into developing and constructing the new Logan County Electric Cooperative headquarters, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, told members Monday during a formal dedication of the newly remodeled facility.


Rick Petty, vice president of communications and member services for Logan County Electric Cooperative, snaps a photo Monday of Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and board member Emerson Snapp during a dedication of the co-op’s new facility at 1587 N. County Road 32. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)


Congressman Jordan talks Syria, domestic policy

Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, said Monday he likely would have voted no on any resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria.

Asked about ongoing civil war and reports that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, Mr. Jordan denounced the use of chemical weapons as an atrocity, but said he couldn’t currently support American intervention, citing a lack of a specific plan laid out by the administration.

“There are no specifics,” he said. “What is the goal of any American missile strike?

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Mr. Jordan congratulated the co-op on its new 22,000 square-foot building, located at 1587 N. County Road 32. The facility officially opened for business Sept. 3.

“Just like a politician to show up after the work is done and take all the credit,” Mr. Jordan joked as he began his remarks.

The congressman also recognized membership’s capacity to impact national politics.

Affordable energy is crucial to economic security, Mr. Jordan said, and rural cooperatives that thrive can have a role in beating back stricter laws and rules governing coal plants. Mr. Jordan said input from Logan County Electric Cooperative members has already contributed to the defeat of carbon emissions legislation that would’ve driven up the cost of energy, commonly referred to as “cap-and-trade.”    

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