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Midwest Energy News: Water ruling means more uncertainty for Illinois coal plants

Proposed new temperature limits on Chicago-area waterways could hasten the demise of two coal-fired power plants. In comments filed June 1, NRG Energy argued before the Illinois Pollution Control Board that “certain industrial facilities” would close under the board’s proposal to impose stricter temperature limits on a Chicago-area waterway system. NRG owns two coal plants

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Chicago Tribune: Environmentalists ask feds to kill Illiana

With Gov. Bruce Rauner shelving the Illiana toll road, environmental groups want to make sure there’s no change of heart and have moved to try to ensure that the controversial road is truly dead. Several organizations — including the Environmental Law and Policy Center, Midewin Heritage Association, Openlands and Sierra Club Illinois — are asking

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Green groups ask feds to kill Illiana for good

A coalition of environmental groups today moved to drive a stake through the heart of the wounded Illiana Expressway. In a letter to the Federal Highway Administration, five organizations headed by the Environmental Law & Policy Center contend that it is clear the proposed south suburban tollway lacks state funding, and therefore will not qualify

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Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press: Eased restrictions on Ohio River mercury pollution being considered

EVANSVILLE – A key Ohio River regulatory body may loosen mercury pollution control standards it once considered a logical step to reduce the contamination of fish which it identified as a widespread problem on the river. Opponents of the proposed changes say the problem hasn’t change in the decade since the Ohio River Valley Water

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