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Sierra Club Appealing Decision On FutureGen

(Springfield, IL) -- The Sierra Club is appealing the Illinois Pollution Control Board's decision to allow the FutureGen project to move forward in Illinois appellate court. The organization argues the Clean Air Act construction permit for the FutureGen coal plant project in Meredosia fails to address significant air quality issues raised by the project's emissions. They say the pollution board's ruling contradicts Illinois law, as well as the federal Clean Air Act. Construction is underway on the project, which would retrofit a power plant and store liquefied carbon dioxide underground.

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