Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Thu November 21, 2013
Dynegy granted variance
Dynegy wants to buy the plants, including one in Bartonville, from Ameren Corp. But company officials said the deal hinged on getting a waiver allowing it to delay installing soot-control equipment until 2020. The Illinois Pollution Control Board granted that waiver Thursday. Dynegy cited financial hardship as a reason to get the variance.
Environmental groups had filed formal objections. They say the upgrades are needed and Dynegy is a willing buyer. Officials with the Environmental Law and Policy Center say Thursday's decision will damage public health and the environment.