Peabody and ConocoPhillips have chosen Kentucky for the site of their proposed $3 billion plant for converting coal into a cleaner-burning synthetic natural gas. While Kentucky has been chosen, the plant is still under review and, if approved, would be located in one of five counties in Western Kentucky. Kentucky's appeal is due in part to the incentive filled legislation for alternative fuel producers that was signed into law by Governor Fletcher this summer. The plant would convert 2.5 million tons of coal into as much as 70 billion cubic feet of natural gas each year. Through the use of technology, carbon dioxide emissions will be cut by 90%.