Members of the Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance and Illinois People’s Action are renewing their call for environmental justice and a transition to clean energy in the greater Peoria area.
Dynegy recently announced plans to shut down five units split between its Baldwin and Newton Plants.
Tracey Fox is with the Health Communities Alliance. She says burning less coal is a step forward for the state. But Fox says the economics used to decide the plant closures was one-sided in the fact that they are also some of the least polluting.