August 20, 2012
In this Letter to the Editor (pdf), Traci Barkley, Water Resources Scientist at Prairie Rivers Network, calls on the Illinois Pollution Control Board to deny Ameren’s request for eight more years to comply with air pollution reductions for their Newton Power Station. Ameren agreed to these reductions more than six years ago; they are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. Air pollution reductions improve the health of Illinois residents by reducing asthma attacks and respiratory disease.
The LTE was in response to the article “Ameren, objectors duel over delay of pollution rules,” which was posted on the State Journal Register website, SJ-R.com, on August 1, 2012. The LTE was published on August 13, 2012.