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FutureGen – A two decade long failure finally bites the dust. Another coal plant down the tubes.

February 4, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Editor’s note:Valley Watch did not directly oppose FutureGen in either of its forms. We did however, closely monitor its progress and design in keeping with our stated purpose which is “to protect the public health and … Continue reading






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Peabody Energy Gets Subpoena From SEC Relating to Prairie State

February 27, 2013-By Sonja Elmquist, Bloomberg Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU), the largest U.S. coal producer, said the Securities and Exchange Commission served it with a subpoena seeking information and documents relating to the development of the Prairie State power station. … Continue reading






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Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois all among the 11 “Least Green States”

April 25, 2011-by 24/7 Wall Street. Editor’s note-The listing compiled was actually  from first greenest to the least greenest. Vermont occupies 1st place while Indiana came in a dubious 48th. Illinois ranked 44th and Kentucky 40th.     24/7 Wall … Continue reading






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Illinois Basin is battleground for coal gas

by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor As most of America turns from new coal due to its release of massive amounts of pollution including global warming gases like CO2, the states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky are doubling down on a … Continue reading






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