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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2014

State Groups Want Tougher Coal Power Company Regulations

By Hannah Meisel

There are 90 aging coal ash pits in Illinois — piles of slag left behind when coal is burned for energy, most often electricity. Environmental groups are asking for tougher state regulations on coal-burning power companies now that coal ash residue is starting to show up in the water supply.

Categories: Energy

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 19, 2013

DNR Wraps Up Public Forums On Fracking Rules

By Sean Powers

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Illinois residents get one last chance Thursday night to speak out in a public forum about new rules on fracking in the state.  



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