Environment News Service (ENS)

$1.4bn clean coal power plant to be built in Illinois

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Source: Environment News Service (ENS)

A consortium of some of the world's largest coal companies and electric utilities has selected the small east-central Illinois town of Mattoon for FutureGen, a $1.4 billion coal-fueled power plant that is planned as the cleanest in the world.

The FutureGen Alliance today announced that Mattoon was chosen over three other sites in Tuscola, Illinois; Jewett, Texas; and Odessa, Texas.

'The Alliance would like to congratulate Mattoon, Illinois for being chosen as the final site to host the FutureGen facility,' said Mike Mudd, CEO of the FutureGen Alliance, making the announcement at the National Press Club in Washington. 'Officials from Mattoon should be commended for their determination and dedication to the FutureGen program.'

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