A coalition lobbying for a fracking moratorium protested Illinois' pending legislation during the 2013 General Assembly session.
(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)
October 03, 2013

DNR Opens Fracking Registration

Illinois is a ways off from allowing oil and gas drillers to begin "fracking" but companies that are interested can begin the paperwork.


September 26, 2013

Crews Work To Repair Lake Decatur Dam

The latest round of work on the Lake Decatur dam is underway and will include a barrier aimed at keeping invasive Asian carp at bay.


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.
(Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
September 19, 2013

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

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.


September 16, 2013

Decatur Eyes Water Conservation Measures

Decatur officials are closely monitoring water levels in Lake Decatur and may implement voluntarily water conservation next month if weather stays dry.


September 12, 2013

Chemical Smolders at Ford County Soybean Plant

UPDATE: Piper City Fire Chief Anthony Lane says the fire at the Precision Soya plant was extinguished by mid-day, and did not involve chemicals. An investigation into the cause is continuing.


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