September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  

September 21, 2014

Runoff Forces Closure Of Kickapoo Park Fishing Pond

A fishing pond at Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County is closed until further notice as the Illinois Attorney General’s office investigates runoff from waste produced at the nearby Bungee Milling Plant.

A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
September 10, 2014

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 

Sign in front of a lawn in Clinton, protesting the PCB waste.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 14, 2014

Federal EPA: No Action On Clinton PCBs For Now

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill.  This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.

Former auto shredder in Summit, Illinois
(Attorney Jeffrey Jeep)
July 28, 2014

Attorney: Effort To Block PCB’s Brought On By Politics

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.”  Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.

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