All across the Midwest, communities manacled to Prairie State Energy Campus are seeing their electricity rates go through the roof.
The residents, small businesses, and city officials of communities that invested in the Prairie State Energy Campus deserve to know whether they were sold a faulty product.
Towns obligated to buy power from and cover costs of the trouble-plagued southern Illinois coal plant continue to lose millions of dollars on the deal, and critics say they are not surprised to hear the SEC is investigating.
Power costs from a controversial Illinois coal plant are soaring, creating a major financial burden for towns and utilities that invested in the project, according to a new report released Wednesday.
In 2005, the president of the Prairie State Generating Company told officials in Washington County, Illinois, that coal ash from a new 1,600 MW power plant would be stored elsewhere. That was then, this is now.