Alliant Energy has announced plans to build a power plant in Marshalltown fueled by natural gas. Originally, Alliant wanted to build a coal-fired plant, but they changed their plans due to public outcry.
Alliant also plans to invest $430 million in environmental upgrades at their coal plants in Ottumwa and Lansing.
If Alliant’s plans are approved, the power plant in Marshalltown will open in 2017.
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