The Illinois congressional delegation is asking that $1 billion in the stimulus be used to fund a controversial coal-fired power plant in Mattoon, Ill., known as FutureGen, which would capture carbon emissions and trap them in the earth. Here's how scientists say the process would work:
SOURCES: FutureGen Alliance, National Mining Association, Illinois State Geological Survey | By Cristina Rivero and Laris Karklis - The Washington Post - March 6, 2009
New Life for 'Clean Coal' Project Article | Deep inside the economic stimulus package is a $1 billion prize that, in five short words, shows the benefits of being in power in Washington.
Energy Dept. commits $1 billion to FutureGen Article | CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it has formally committed $1 billion in federal stimulus money to the recently retooled FutureGen clean-coal project, beating a deadline to use the money or lose it and kicking off years of further work that could finally see the pr...