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Des Moines Register: Iowa water assessment criticized

A new report says Iowa and other Midwestern states need to better monitor and assess efforts to reduce nutrient pollution that contributes to the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone. Twelve states have been charged with reducing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that contribute to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf — an area roughly

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Chicago Sun-Times: From ashes to no ashes, SS Badger to keep sailing

A long-running Lake Michigan controversy looks like it’s about to sail into the sunset. For years, environmentalists have complained that the SS Badger dumps 509 tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan every year as it hauls cars and passengers between Manitowoc, Wis., and Luddington, Mich. The ash contains mercury, although the Badger owners say

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Crain’s Chicago Business: War breaks out again over Illiana Expressway

Hostilities have resumed in the political war over the proposed Illiana Expressway, with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and environmental groups trying to block a legal maneuver that would make it easier to build the controversial road. The focus of the renewed battle is the board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, an

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Chicago Tribune: Fracking in Illinois: The rules, and why they matter

Environmentalists, oil and gas developers and anti-fracking groups are anxiously awaiting Friday’s unveiling of regulations for fracking operations in Illinois. Once approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, possibly as early as September, high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations can apply to drill in the state. The latest rules are expected to address about 30,000

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