The court's decision means that Prairie State's advanced technologies will meet or exceed compliance with state and federal regulations to protect the environment. The decision ends a six-year regulatory review process that included approval by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Prairie State will provide electricity to hundreds of communities from Missouri to Virginia. Equity partners include: American Municipal Power- Ohio; the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency; Indiana Municipal Power Agency; Kentucky Municipal Power Agency; Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission; Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency; and Prairie Power Inc.
St. Louis-based Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is one of the world's largest coal producers.