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Future of coal gasification plant will be decided next week

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ROCKPORT, IN (WFIE) -

The future of the controversial coal gasification plant in Spencer County remains in doubt with a vote expected next week.

Both sides in the debate over the plant pleaded their case today before a state senate hearing in Indianapolis.

Rockport Mayor Harold Goffinet tells 14News representatives from 'Leucadia National' said the company is only willing to operate under the state's 30-year contract and the company will not go along with three-year contract intervals proposed by State Senator, Doug Eckerty.

Goffinet also says the Senate utilities committee is expected to vote on Eckerty's bill a week from Thursday.

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