March 21, 2015

State Delays Decision On Bulldog Mine

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking for more information before deciding whether to approve an Indiana company's request to build a new coal mine in eastern Illinois.  


In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
February 26, 2015

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.


Politicians at a news conference in Clinton, IL
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February 13, 2015

Mitchell Launches Petition To Keep Clinton Nuclear Plant Open

A state representative from central Illinois is launching a petition drive to keep the Clinton nuclear power plant open. Exelon, the company that owns the power station, has said in the past that Clinton faces growing economic pressures. Republican representative Bill Mitchell, of Forsyth, held a news conference in Clinton today.  He says keeping the plant open will protect jobs and affordable energy.


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