Morgan County http://wuis.org en FutureGen Gets OK For Morgan County Pipeline Route http://wuis.org/post/futuregen-gets-ok-morgan-county-pipeline-route <p>Illinois regulators have given the FutureGen Alliance the go-ahead for a 30-mile carbon dioxide pipeline. &nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp; State Journal-Register reports&nbsp; the pipeline would be buried at least four feet underground in northeast Morgan County. It'd be even deeper under farmland. &nbsp;</p><p>The $1.68 billion project will refit a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia&nbsp; in western Illinois. Authorities want to remove carbon dioxide from the coal and store it underground. The greenhouse gas is linked to climate change. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:28:28 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 19654 at http://wuis.org FutureGen Gets OK For Morgan County Pipeline Route Federal Report Supports FutureGen http://wuis.org/post/federal-report-supports-futuregen <p>A final recommendation is still pending but the U.S. Department of Energy has said in a report that the FutureGen project in Morgan County should go ahead. &nbsp;<br />The agency released the final environmental study on Wednesday. It says the clean-coal project should receive $1 billion in federal funding. The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/17uijEH) a final decision on if the $1.65 billion project should come by the end of the year. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:36:54 +0000 Associated Press 12065 at http://wuis.org Federal Report Supports FutureGen Mother, Two Sons Killed In Mobile Home Fire http://wuis.org/post/mother-two-sons-killed-mobile-home-fire <div>The Morgan County Coroner says a mother and her two young sons were the victims of a fatal fire early Thursday morning.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Coroner Jeff Lair says smoke inhalation is blamed for the deaths of Kayla Perry and her two sons, 4-year-old Christopher and 7-year-old Joshua.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The family's mobile home caught fire around 1 am Thursday. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:57:16 +0000 Associated Press 4901 at http://wuis.org