Deadline looms for Illinois clean-coal gasification plant

02/9/2011 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Gov. Pat Quinn has until March 14 to sign off on a planned clean-coal plant in Southern Illinois, or the project might have to be shelved for good, officials warned. Up to 1,500 construction jobs and 700 permanent jobs are at stake, but some consumer-rights groups say the plan would lead to higher utility bills in the state.

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