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Lawmakers Ask GAO to Probe Burn Out of Clean Coal Project

3:20 PM MST | February 25, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent decision to pull the plug on FutureGen, which provides funding for a prototype coal power plant, is being called into question. Bart Gordon, chair of the House Science Committee, and committee members Nick Lampson (D., TX), Jerry Costello (D., IL), and Dan Lipinski (D., IL) say they would like a better understanding of the reasons for DOE’s “abrupt change” in direction and have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate. Future of coal: DOE downsizes investment. The...

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