Illinois State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to serve on two state boards to help promote and develop the use of Illinois coal. Bryant was appointed to the Clean Coal Review Board and the Illinois Coal Development Board.
“I’m a strong advocate for Illinois coal,” said Rep. Bryant. “I look forward to serving on both boards by helping develop and implement new technology to enhance the production of clean Illinois coal. It is important we continue to promote Illinois coal in order to help our economy keep clean coal production and jobs in southern Illinois.”
The Clean Coal Review Board is affiliated with SIU’s Coal Research Center, a bi-partisan board tasked with promoting and advancing Illinois’ coal industry. In addition, the Illinois Coal Review Board promotes and develops an annual agenda for research and methodologies to increase use of Illinois coal resources; including advising the Office of Coal Development and Illinois Clean Coal Institute on coal research and development policy and projects.