Take it from a guy that worked in the industry. There is no such thing as clean coal, Senator.
Take some time to re-evaluate your position. I know there’s a lot of high sulfur coal in Illinois, but you really don’t want to go down that route. Remember clinging to guns and Bibles in Pennsylvania?
The first challenge, ask the advocates of this technology if they would raise their kids next to a “clean coal” powerplant.
Just to make things clear, the CTL technology is proven and exothermic, but thinking that you can burn coal in the atmosphere and capture the emissions is a pipe dream.