By year's end, the Department of Energy is expected to choose a site to host its $1.5 billion FutureGen project -- a project that will produce a nearly emission free coal power plant. Illinois and Texas are currently vying for the host position. During today's OnPoint, Jack Lavin, director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the state of Illinois, explains why his state should be home to the FutureGen project. He discusses geographical and geological issues that put Illinois in a better position than Texas. Lavin also discusses the Illinois public's reaction to the proposed project and explains how FutureGen will affect economic development in his state.
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