Illinois will become less reliant on coal-fired power plants by the end of the year. Under an arrangement with the state, Vistra Energy will shut down 40 percent of its eight-facility fleet in central and southern Illinois, but one congressman fears that could have some unintended consequences.

What is regarded as the cleanest-burning plant in the state will close, which Congressman Mike Bost tells The Big Z may be just the first of many such closures.

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Bost says he’s not just promoting coal energy. He say there must be a policy that includes all forms of energy, including wind and solar.

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