Funding canceled for clean coal plant

Feds back out of $800 million remainder, citing doubts on ability to meet spending deadline

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Plans to retrofit this coal power plant in Meredosia, Ill., with technology to enable it to cleanly separate carbon pollution and store it underground have been scrapped after the U.S. Department of Energy cut funding for the project.

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