Fate of FutureGen expected on Tuesday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's taken years and years of hard work, but after Tuesday, we'll know the fate of FutureGen.

Tuesday morning at 9, the FutureGen Task Force in Odessa will meet in the CEED Building to hear the decision.

Odessa's site at Penwell is competing with two other possible sites in Illinois, and another site in Texas.

If the FutureGen Alliance picks West Texas, immediate plans will start to build a one point eight billion dollar near zero-emmissions coal burning plant.

And for many, this means a lot of economic benefits to our area, including building more roads and railroads, as well as the chance to attract more workers to the basin.

Keep it tuned to NewsWest 9 Tuesday morning as we'll give you the latest on FutureGen's big decision.