Illinois On Verge Of Banning Coal-Burning Power Plants

Gov. JB Pritzker’s clean energy bill would reduce Illinois’ carbon emissions by phasing out coal and natural gas use.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker at the State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, he signed a bill to incentivize more state residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool / Justin L. Fowler
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker at the State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, he signed a bill to incentivize more state residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool / Justin L. Fowler

Illinois On Verge Of Banning Coal-Burning Power Plants

Gov. JB Pritzker’s clean energy bill would reduce Illinois’ carbon emissions by phasing out coal and natural gas use.

Lawmakers returned to Springfield Monday to negotiate the final details of a clean energy bill that would make Illinois the first state in the Midwest to ban coal-burning power plants. But the state Senate adjourned Tuesday after negotiators failed to make a deal.

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