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WGN: Illiana Expressway Project on hold; Opponents petition to keep it that way

WILMINGTON, Ind — Some Illinois residents say they know how Gov Rauner can cut costs and save the state money: Kill the Illiana Expressway Project. The project started back in in 2010. Then-Governors Pat Quinn in Illinois and Mitch Daniels in Indiana signed an agreement to come together and create the Illiana expressway. The idea

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Midwest Energy News: Industry, advocates weighing in on Minnesota coal case

Numerous industry and environmental interests are weighing in on high-profile federal litigation over the legality of what is widely known as Minnesota’s anti-coal law. Last year, a federal judge said the Next Generation Energy Act ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause — which gives the federal government power to regulate interstate commerce —

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WBEZ: Energy efficiency advocates discuss new energy standards for Illinois

Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined a coalition of more than 50 environmental, business, labor and faith groups who say state lawmakers need to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is 35 percent of our power coming from renewable energy by 2030 and having 20 percent energy efficiency by 2025. Supporters

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DNAInfo: Green Jobs, Renewable Energy Pledged by New Statewide Coalition

BACK OF THE YARDS — Getting union presidents, energy company CEOs, construction guys, the mayor, pastors and environmental policy wonks in the same room isn’t easy. It is, however, “unusual, unique, valuable and important,” said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center. The groups on Wednesday announced the creation of the

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