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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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Chicago Tribune: Rauner’s decision on Illiana leaves supporters, foes in limbo

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to halt all action on the Illiana toll road and scratch it from the state’s transportation plan has failed to provide closure, say fans and foes of the controversial project. Instead of imparting finality, Rauner’s long-awaited announcement has left a sense of uncertainty among the landowners, interest groups, businesses and politicians

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Springfield actually cuts a deal—on air pollution

In a bit of a political rarity, top business and environmental groups were actually able to reach an agreement on what’s being billed as a significant jobs measure, despite all the other fighting in the spring General Assembly session. Under the bill, Illinois firms needing air permits, mostly manufacturers, will be able to get them

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Chicago Tribune: Illiana foes happy, some unsure, about its apparent demise

Opponents of the Illiana toll road are elated but remain a bit skeptical about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s announcement that the controversial road will be removed from the state’s multi-year transportation plan. “The Illiana … is on hold indefinitely due to the refusal of the General Assembly to pass a budget that includes any meaningful reforms,”

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