Illinois energy bill 2021: Better Government Association debunks Republican Rodney Davis’ claim of ‘clean’ downstate coal plant – WLS-TV

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — The Better Government Association is digging into a claim made by a possible opponent to Gov. JB Pritzker in the next gubernatorial election.

State lawmakers ended their June meeting without deciding on Pritzker’s proposal to make Illinois a renewable energy state by 2050.

The plan would close coal-fired power plants by 2035, which would address climate change and pollution issues.

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Potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Rodney Davis has stated that the Prairie State power plant near St. Louis is the cleanest coal-powered plant in the country.

But the Better Government Association found that’s not the case.

John Chase with the BGA joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday to talk more about the issue.

Read the full story at bettergov.org.

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