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News: ELPC Leads Letter Calling for Petcoke Standards

The following is re-posted from Midwest Energy News. Advocates Blast Illinois EPA For Passing On Petcoke Oversight by Kari Lydersen Petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” is still a problem in Chicago despite city regulations, and it could quickly become a problem in other parts of the state if there are no limits or rules on storage

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Daily Herald: Illiana Expressway dealt another blow

A federal judge struck a significant blow to an already endangered road project Tuesday, ruling government approvals for the Illiana Expressway were flawed. U.S. Judge Jorge Alonso called a Federal Highway Administration report and decision in favor of the controversial expressway “arbitrary and capricious.” The ruling heartened opponents of the road who had taken the

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Chicago Tribune: Judge’s ruling on Illiana may be Rauner’s ‘way out’

A U..S. District Court judge on Tuesday dealt what could be the fatal blow to the proposed Illiana toll road, ruling that the federal government’s approval of the controversial project was invalid. The Federal Highway Administration’s 2013 endorsement of the bistate project was “arbitrary and capricious,” and in violation of U.S. environmental law, according to

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Illiana hits another major speedbump

A federal judge today threw a huge new roadblock in the way of the proposed Illiana Expressway, ruling that state transportation officials failed to submit a proper—and critical—environmental assessment of the planned south suburban tollway. The action does not overtly kill the road. But it would require the preparation of a new Environmental Impact Statement,

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