A group claiming the FutureGen project fails to meet federal clean-air standards has had its challenge to the project rejected.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board shot down the challenge by the Sierra Club on Thursday, according to the Springfield Journal-Register.
The Sierra Club had challenged a pollution-board permit for FutureGen, stating the plant would not live up to its near-zero-emissions promise, according to the paper. The pollution control board concluded the permit was properly approved.
In a statement, the Sierra Club says it will appeal in state court.
FutureGen wants to liquify carbon dioxide at a retrofitted Ameren power plant in Meredosia and store it at a site over 4,000 feet underground in northeastern Morgan County through a pipeline.