Dealing With The Aftermath of Coal Plants
Between 2010 and the 2019, U.S power companies announced the retirement of more than 546 coal-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In Illinois, about a dozen power plants have closed in that time. Environmentalists have worried that a lack of strict regulations could put communities at risk when it comes to dismantling these coal plants.
The 21st spoke to a resident of Madison County, a reporter and an activist to learn more.
Toni Oplt, Madison County Resident
Eric Schmid, Metro East Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio
Edith Tovar, Organizer with LVEJO (little village environmental justice group)
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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