Bartonville http://peoriapublicradio.org en Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-appeals-board-decision-coal-plant-extension <p>The Sierra Club is challenging a state decision giving an energy company extra time to install pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants. &nbsp;The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed to give Texas-based Dynegy five more years to comply with state pollution standards. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:06:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17098 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-weigh-bartonville-coal-plant-pollution <p></p><p>The State Pollution Control Board should reject a request to extend the timeline for pollution controls at a Bartonville coal plant.&nbsp; That’s the message from local and state environmental groups for the Edwards coal-plant in Bartonville.&nbsp; Houston-based power producer Dynegy is buying five Illinois coal plants from Ameren, including the Edwards facility.&nbsp; Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the federal EPA designated the air quality around the plant below healthy levels:</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:25:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14137 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-denies-ameren-pollution-variance-request-coal-plants <p></p><div>Houston-based power producer Dynegy will not have extra time to comply with pollution standards for five Illinois coal power plants. The company recently bought five Illinois coal power plants from Ameren, including the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. The Illinois Pollution Control Board denied a request by Ameren to transfer the company’s pollution variance to Dynegy. &nbsp;That would have given the company five extra years to comply with state pollution standards enacted in 2006.</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:07:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6907 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants Quinn surveys area flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-surveys-area-flooding <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn met with area officials in Bartonville yesterday as part of a state-wide tour to survey flood damage. &nbsp;Quinn declared 40 counties state disaster areas. &nbsp;That helps expand the deployment of state emergency resources. &nbsp;Quinn says the recent flooding is unique to the state:</div><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 01:25:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4286 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn surveys area flooding Dynergy buys five Ameren coal plants, including Bartonville Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dynergy-buys-five-ameren-coal-plants-including-bartonville-edwards <p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:37:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2478 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dynergy buys five Ameren coal plants, including Bartonville Edwards