Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act
Purpose. Recognizing that the FutureGen Project is a first-of-a-kind research project to permanently sequester underground captured CO2 emissions from: (1) a coal-fueled power plant that uses as its primary fuel source high volatile bituminous rank coal with greater than 1.7 pounds of sulfur per million btu content or (2) other approved and permitted captured CO2 sources in the State of Illinois, and that such a project would have benefits to the economy and environment of Illinois, the purpose of this Act is to provide the non-profit FutureGen Alliance with adequate liability protection and permitting certainty to facilitate the siting of the FutureGen Project in the State of Illinois, to provide to the State of Illinois certain financial benefits from environmental attributes for the Project, and to help secure over $1 billion in federal funding for the Project.
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