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Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman sent America’s clean coal program back to square one Wednesday when he tossed out the FutureGen low emissions coal gasification plant that the Bush administration has supported for the past five years. FutureGen is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Energy Department and the…

Future of FutureGen Clean Coal Plant Looks Dim

Future of FutureGen Clean Coal Plant Looks Dim

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – Illinois elected officials are vowing to fight all the way to the White House a plan by the U.S. Department of Energy to kill the FutureGen clean coal project that was slated for Mattoon, Illinois. The $1.8 billion state-of-the-art plant announced in 2003 was billed as the cleanest…