Demonstrators ask Quinn to stop planned plant construction

July 10, 2012 3:26:46 PM PDT
Several residents of Chicago's Southeast Side are protesting plans to build a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

Demonstrators gathered at the Thompson Center to call on Governor Pat Quinn to veto legislation that would allow construction of the Leucadia coal gasification plant.

They delivered 10,000 petitions against the project.

Leucadia says the project uses clean energy technology and it will save consumers money while providing jobs.