Peoria Public Radio News
6:06 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension

The Sierra Club is challenging a state decision giving an energy company extra time to install pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants.  The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed to give Texas-based Dynegy five more years to comply with state pollution standards.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:12 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Airing concerns about Dynegy's request

Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / WCBU

  Illinois environmental groups continue to lobby for Dynegy to meet clean air standards. Dynegy is asking the government to grant it a 5-year delay in meeting the pollution control standards. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:24 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Report released on possible coal-fired power plant sale

E.D. Edwards plant
Credit Illinois Sierra Club

Environmental groups continue railing against Dynegy’s request for more time to meet Illinois’ clean air standards. The Houston-based company’s purchase of Ameren’s five coal-fired power plants hinges on Dynegy receiving a five-year variance. The Bartonville facility is included in that deal.

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5:07 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants

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.  That would have given the company five extra years to comply with state pollution standards enacted in 2006.

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