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Coal industry has high hopes for advanced power plant

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By Shawn Allee, The Environment Report

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Chicago – The coal industry got hit with expensive pollution restrictions almost two decades ago. Now, the government is considering putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

Coal companies think they have a technological solution in a test project called FutureGen.

In the second part of the Environment Report's series on the future of coal, Shawn Allee looks at why the industry has such high hopes for it.

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