Illinois Fighting to Keep FutureGen

The Department of Energy cannot officially cancel FutureGen until the end of June according to the original contract.With that knowledge, Illinois lawmakers are going to attempt to save the project, or at least cause a delay in the decision, until a new administration is in place.At a House Science and Technology Committee hearing yesterday, Rep. Shimkus (R-IL) announced that he planned on attaching some sort of provision to a piece of legislation that is definitely going to pass.The provision would not allow the DOE to cancel the FutureGen project.