Rep. Dave Severin Appointed to Illinois Clean Coal Review Board

Marion….State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this that he has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to serve on the Illinois Clean Coal Review Board.

In January 2000, Southern Illinois University established the Clean Coal Review Board after receiving a $25 million grant from Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison following the energy giant’s sale of all of its fossil fuel operated power plants. Severin says he looks forward to the opportunity to work on clean coal technology with interested parties and Southern Illinois University.

“I am proud to represent the interests of the citizens of the Southern Illinois as a member of the Illinois Clean Coal Review Board,” Severin said. “I want to thank House Republican Leader Jim Durkin for appointing me and for showing faith in me to be a strong advocate for clean coal. I look forward to continuing the efforts of the CCRB, which has made significant contributions to the proliferation of clean coal technology across the United States.”

According to the Clean Coal Review Board’s website, the CCRB’s mission is to, “Contribute to the new growth of the Illinois coal industry through the application of advanced technologies and practices in new or existing facilities in the State of Illinois.”