Illinois Wins a Big One

Of course, it was totally logical that the FutureGen clean coal electric generating plant should be built in Illinois, but the President is from Texas.

Christi Parsons, who now is posted to the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Chicago Tribune posted the first story I saw.

Way back in the 1970’s the Illinois General Assembly was pouring money into Southern Illinois University in the (as the years went by) seemingly hopeless quest to make Illinois high sulfur coal the major source of energy that seems the state’s birthright.

It seems we are finally about to take a giant step forward.

A $1.5 billion step in Mattoon, Illinois.


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