Illinois' Prairie State plant is almost ready to start producing electricity, beginning a life of burning coal that's expected to last until at least the 2040s.
Illinois' Prairie State plant is almost ready to start producing electricity, beginning a life of burning coal that's expected to last until at least the 2040s. Tim Vizer/Belleville News-Democrat/MCT
Illinois' Prairie State plant is almost ready to start producing electricity, beginning a life of burning coal that's expected to last until at least the 2040s. Tim Vizer/Belleville News-Democrat/MCT

Giant new plant shows coal power isn't going away

March 01, 2012 05:40 PM

UPDATED September 25, 2013 12:11 PM

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