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Bost blames EPA overreach for Dynegy decision


From Illinois Business Journal news services

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost issued the following statement after Houston-based Dynegy announced it would shut down more of its Southern Illinois coal-fueled power units:

“The Obama/Pelosi War on Coal claimed more casualties today. The announced partial shutdown of units at the Baldwin Power Station is in no small part due to the flood of anti-coal regulations proposed by this Administration. In fact, if you listed all of the President’s anti-coal regulations single-spaced on a scroll of paper, it would stretch more than 26 feet.”

“Today’s announcement is just another example of unjustified EPA overreach resulting in increased energy costs and reduced jobs in Southern Illinois. My thoughts go out to these hardworking Illinois coal miners and their families as I offer any help I can provide to the communities impacted by this decision.”

Dynegy says units one and three at the Baldwin Power Station in Baldwin, and unit two at the Newton Power Station in Newton, are expected to shut down operations over the next year.

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