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9/18/2013 1:31:00 PM
AFL-CIO pushes for waiver for Ill. coal plants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A labor coalition wants Illinois’ pollution control board to waive pollution controls at coal-fired plants being sold by Ameren Corp.

The AFL-CIO made its position known at the Illinois Pollution Control Board meeting in Springfield on Tuesday. The AFL-CIO says that move by the board would provide certainty to employers and communities in central and southern Illinois. But environmental groups say pollution upgrades are needed.

Houston-based Dynegy wants to buy the plants from Ameren, which has a waiver that allowed it to delay installing soot-control equipment at the five plants.


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