Illinois governor vetoes Chicago's planned clean-coal plant

Plans for a clean-coal plant in Chicago are on hold after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would have required utilities to buy natural gas produced at the Leucadia Energy facility. Quinn said the project would have increased costs for consumers, but advocates countered that the plant would have given a major boost to the local economy. "If we continue to pass up opportunities like Leucadia, we won't realize the job creation, lower energy rates and a cleaner environment that projects like this measure could provide," said state Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat.

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