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Tenaska president Bart Ford told Regional Radio News that their decision on Tuesday afternoon was as a result of possible changes to Senate Bill 678, with both supporters and opponents of the bill that had passed the Illinois Senate. 

Ford said one of the proposals included deferring construction of the substitute natural gas island until conditions improve and the General Assembly approves, but would allow the power island as a natural gas plant, to proceed. Ford added Tenaska would not have any further comment as discussions with the General Assembly continue.

Mary Renner the Executive Director of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation says that the she is taking a wait and see approach.

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Renner also says that even if the change is made she believes there will still be auxiliary in the area.

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To contact the Christian County Economic Development Corporation call 287-2580.

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