Economic stimulus bill could get stalled FutureGen project moving again


The U.S. Department of Energy halted plans for the near zero emissions coal powered plant slated for Mattoon citing rising costs.

The original price tag was about $1-billion but grew to nearly $2-billion.

Senator Dick Durbin's office says the stimulus bill includes $1-billion for fossil energy research. Funding for which FutureGen qualifies.

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