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Ill. Gov. Quinn Kills 2 Coal-To-Gas Plants

Law360 (March 15, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Monday that would have paved the way for two new coal gasification plants in the state, including one in Chicago's South Side, citing the higher costs consumers would have to pay for the cleaner energy.

The two pieces of legislation, SB 1927 and SB 3388, would have forced Illinois utilities to buy synthetic natural gas made with coal from Leucadia National Corp.'s proposed $3 billion plant in Chicago and Power Holdings of Illinois LLC's $1 billion plant planned for southern...
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