State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants
Environmental groups say the Board’s decision is a victory for public health. The groups say the Bartonville coal facility operated with outdated pollution controls that contribute to significant health problems.
Ameren says the Board’s denial was purely procedural, and both the company and Dynegy are confident that the Board will ultimately grant the variance request. Ameren says that a new filing for the pollution variance will be made in the near future.