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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.  






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2013

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

By Elizabeth Shogren

Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss., seen under construction on Nov. 13, 2012. Carbon dioxide will be captured from this plant and used to stimulate production of oil from existing wells.

The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government




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