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Coal Gasification Plant

Environmental activists want energy park instead of coal gasification plant

CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …

October 10, 2012 9:10 pm

Quinn vetoes coal gasification bill

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power Friday to reject a bill that would have required utility companies to purchase a synthetic natural gas to be made at a proposed plant that was to be built in the East Side neighborhood.

August 10, 2012 10:45 pm

Quinn facing Friday deadline on coal gasification plant bill

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has until Friday to approve a bill that would allow for continued development of a coal gasification plant proposed for the one-time Republic Steel site on the city's East Side.

August 07, 2012 11:38 am
Southeast Side residents want Quinn to reject gasification plant

Southeast Side residents want Quinn to reject gasification plant

CHICAGO | The Sierra Club, an environmental activist group, brought some company to the sculpture outside the downtown Thompson Center during a rally Tuesday against a proposed coal gasification plant on the East Side.

July 10, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Pols, labor want Quinn to sign bill for coal gasification plant

Pols, labor want Quinn to sign bill for coal gasification plant

CHICAGO | Organized labor leaders and government officials from the city’s Southeast Side urged Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday to approve a bill allowing for the development of a coal gasification plant at the former site of Republic Steel.

July 09, 2012 5:15 pm

Coal-to-gas plant supporters challenge activist estimate of cost to public

CHICAGO | Officials with the group that wants development of a coal gasification plant on the city’s Southeast Side are challenging the estimates offered by critics about how much such a project would cost taxpayers.

May 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Opponent to proposed coal gasification plant testifies

CHICAGO | A South Chicago neighborhood resident testified Wednesday before the Illinois Commerce Commission in opposition to the development of a coal gasification plant proposed for the former Republic Steel plant.

May 16, 2012 10:15 pm

Chicago's other Latino neighborhoods reach out to Southeast Side

CHICAGO | Residents of the city's Southeast Side neighborhoods who oppose construction of a proposed coal gasification plant got to hear Wednesday from residents of another Chicago neighborhood where local residents are fighting against projects with potential for pollution.

September 21, 2011 11:00 pm

Not all swayed on coal gasification plant plan

CHICAGO | Officials with a coal gasification plant being proposed for construction in the city's East Side neighborhood tried Wednesday to convince residents of the benefits they would derive from cheaper natural gas and creation of jobs in their community.

August 24, 2011 10:00 pm
Quinn signs bill for South Side gasification plant

Quinn signs bill for South Side gasification plant

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a bill amid the wreckage of the old LTV steel works on the South Side that will create 1,000 construction jobs and likely result in higher natural gas bills for the state's utility customers.

July 13, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Activists to rally to urge Quinn to veto coal-to-gas bill

CHICAGO | Environmental and community activists will converge on the Thompson Center this morning in an effort to urge Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill regarding a proposed coal-to-gas plant on the city's Southeast Side.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
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