plant 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 Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/waiting-game-large-plant-relocation-central-illinois <p></p><div>Illinois is still waiting to see if its attempts to lure a $1.1 billion fertilizer plant went far enough. &nbsp; Lawmakers this spring authorized an approximately $30 million tax incentive package in an attempt entice executives of Chicago&#39;s Cronus Chemicals LLC to build its new project in Tuscola, in the central Illinois. &nbsp;But Iowa is offering its own tax incentives. &nbsp;Spokesman Dave Lundy says the company is still evaluating cost estimates between the two sites.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:44:36 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13385 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois 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 Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groups-sue-over-alleged-pollution-bartonville-coal-plant <p></p><div>Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against Ameren Energy Resources for alleged air pollution violations at the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. &nbsp;The Sierra Club, National Resources Defense Council and other groups filed the lawsuit in federal court. &nbsp;They say the plant violated the Clean Air Act more than 1,000 times in the last five years. &nbsp;Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the lawsuit is seeking better pollution controls at the plant:</div><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:53:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4216 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant