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Two midwest utility companies this week announced the closure of 10 coal and natural-gas fired power plants by 2015. The two utility companies, Midwest Generation and GenOn Energy, cited an inability to foresee a return on investment while facing necessary retrofits to comply with new EPA regulations on the reduction of mercury and other toxins. Two of the plants being closed are Fisk Generating Station and the Crawford Generating Station, both located on Chicago’s Southwest side.

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  1. nattygas March 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Not sure that this is a good thing, most or all of the coal that isn’t burned because of this change is going to be exported and burned in China, India and other delovoping Nations. Is it somehow better to have the CO2 and other pollutants released from other countries instead of produced from within the United States?

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