Tenaska is giving up on plans to build a coal gasification plant in Taylorville, Illinois. The company has been unsuccessful for several years in trying to get lawmakers to support the plant. Company officials met with lawmakers and other business executives in Springfield yesterday.

The new plan is to build a 650-megawatt natural gas plant instead, still on the Taylorville site.

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