Republicans urge Department of Energy to fund FutureGen project


Republican members of the Illinois Congressional delegation continue urging the Department of Energy to sign off on the FutureGen project.

In a letter sent to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, Representatives Tim Johnson, John Shimkus and Jerry Costello asks that $1-billion of economic stimulus funds be used for the project.

The letter also asks Chu to agree to put the project in Mattoon. FuturGen would burn coal for power and store the emissions underground.

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