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Perry Submits FutureGen Bids for Texas

Governor Rick Perry says energy expertise, a strong business climate and innovative leadership will land FutureGen in Texas.

Wednesday, Perry submitted the final offers for the state's two bids to land the coal power plant.

Jewett in Leon County is one of the two Texas finalists for the $1.5 billion clean-burning plant, along with Odessa.

Perry says Texas is offering financial incentives and unmatched liability protection. This comes a day after Illinois' governor signed off on an incentive package for his state's two bids.

Among other reasons, those pushing for the Leon County bid say an abundance of coal could get them the nod from FutureGen. Odessa would have to ship their coal supply in to power the plant.


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