Illinois coal plants are closing even as fossil fuel objections stall energy bill again
- Jun 22, 2021 1:42 am GMT
A surprise announcement on June 17 that a coal-fired power plant in Waukegan, Illinois, will close in 2022 was bittersweet for activists who'd been campaigning for years to close the plant. Credit: CheepShot / Creative Commons
In a surprise announcement last Thursday, NRG said it would close its Waukegan and Romeoville coal plants, but the community impacts are unclear as “just transition” provisions remain held up in state energy bill negotiations.
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