Illinois governor clears the way for $3.5B coal plant

01/14/2009 | American City Business Journals

A proposed coal-fired plant in Taylorsville, Ill., could help cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as create 1,500 construction jobs and other permanent mining and power plant jobs. Legislation signed by impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich establishes a framework for the Taylorville Energy Center and other coal-gasification projects. The project still needs final approval from the state's General Assembly, which will consider it after design and cost reports are completed.

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