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Midwest Energy News: Streamlined permits speed up solar development in Chicago

Two years ago, Dorian Breuer waited six months to get permits to install solar panels on his home on the south side of Chicago. At that same time, Breuer was in the heat of the battle to close Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants, as a leader of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization. Today the coal

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Chicago Sun-Times: Illiana Tollway threat is back for majestic Midewin

Standing deep in prairie brightly colored by yellow cornflower, sweet black-eyed Susans and Canada tick trefoil, Gary Sullivan pulled up a small mystery, the bluejoint leafhopper. ‘‘No one knows how it turned up here,’’ said Sullivan, senior restoration biologist for The Wetlands Initiative, one group helping with restorations at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The appearance

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Chicago Tribune: Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan

NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution. NRG Energy officials told the Tribune on Wednesday that it will cease coal operations at one generating unit in Romeoville (the

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Wall Street Journal: Ohio Regulators Aim to Help Water Problem With Fertilizer Licenses

The drinking-water crisis in one of Ohio’s largest cities is drawing attention to a new requirement for farmers in the state: a license to fertilize. The certification is the biggest step Ohio has taken to control nutrient runoff from farms, seen as a key cause of algae blooms in Lake Erie. Those blooms are blamed

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