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Progress Illinois: Groups Allowed To Expand Coal Ash Lawsuit Against NRG Energy

The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) has allowed a lawsuit against NRG Energy over groundwater issues to be expanded in light of newly-discovered coal ash ponds near the company’s active coal-fired power plants in Illinois. Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of electricity generation discharged from coal-fired power plants. The IPCB’s ruling issued Thursday means the complaint filed by citizen and environmental groups — which alleges NRG’s Waukegan,

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Yale Climate Connections: Upper Michigan’s Energy Future

At 450 megawatts of energy, Presque Isle Power Plant is the largest provider of electricity in a 16,000 square mile section of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But the coal plant, built in the 1950s, needs expensive upgrades to meet new pollution control standards. The owner of Presque Isle wants to close the plant, but energy regulators

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Northwest Times of Indiana: Illiana Expressway still suck in park

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget released Wednesday includes a “placeholder” for the Illiana Expressway, but the Illinois portion of the bi-state project remains under review per the executive order the governor issued last month. Rauner’s Capital Budget is tilted toward badly needed repairs and maintenance. But a Capital Projects List released with the budget contains $8.8

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Progress Illinois: Will County Residents Deliver Petitions Against Illiana Tollway

Will County residents delivered close to 13,000 petitions to state offices on Wednesday calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to drop plans for the Illiana Tollway. Those against the proposed expressway call it a boondoggle that will cost taxpayers money and farmland, while adversely affecting those who live near the designated area for the would-be tollway. “When this

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