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Dick Durbin Futuregen

Illinois Town Backs Out Of FutureGen: Mattoon Says Changes In Energy Project A Deal Breaker

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — An eastern Illinois town backed out of what was once a flagship energy project Wednesday after more than two years of politica...

Left/Right Populist Outrage Will Defeat Senate Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

An impoverished left/right dialectic dominates the media coverage of politics. But it turns out that progressive bloggers and tea party activists are saying almost the exact same thing about health care.

Hey Sen. Durbin: FutureGen Dogs Bark, Green Caravan Moves On

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

While Durbin's eyes are on the prize of "38 billion tons of coal" that sit under our feet in the Illinois coal basin, he is missing the renewable energy revolution that is sweeping the rest of the nation.

Obama May Revive FutureGen Coal Project, Cost Could Be $2.3B

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price tag for a futuristic coal-burning power plant that President Barack Obama is thinking of reviving seems to still be going...

Come Home, Dick Durbin: Come Clean on FutureGen

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

As the nation comes to grips with the need to shift our focus to non-fossil fuel sources of energy, it is disappointing to see Sen. Durbin turn into a cheerleader for the "Dirtiest Wing" of the coal industry.