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Coal Left Fighting Over America’s Last Plants as Rules Mount

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For the latest front in the war on coal, look no further than the Coffeen Power Station, about 60 miles south of Springfield, Illinois.

Trains roll into Dynegy Inc.’s plant hauling coal mined halfway across the country in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin -- even though there’s a mine just a few miles down the road. That galls Illinois state representative John Bradley, who’s pushing for legislation that’ll boost the use of the state’s own supply.