FutureGen

The Department of Energy said it has suspended the long-planned FutureGen “clean-coal” project in western Illinois.

The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulatory agency’s conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen project are adequate.

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Illinois regulators have approved a 28-mile FutureGen Alliance pipeline proposal that will carry carbon dioxide through the western part of the state.

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Backers of the proposed FutureGen power plant have reached an agreement with the leaders of 17 labor unions.

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The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project in western Illinois.