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by Josh Kalven
3:08pm
Thu Apr 3, 2008

Illinois Media Yet To Notice Schakowsky's Request For BP Hearing

As we recently noted, ten members of the Illinois congressional delegation, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, sent a letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on March 27 requesting a public hearing on BP's effort to increase emissions at its refinery in Whiting, ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:23pm
Wed Apr 2, 2008

Illinois (And 16 Other States) Sue EPA Over Lack Of Action On Global Warming

Our own Lisa Madigan is among the 17 state attorneys general that today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to issue specific regulations on carbon dioxide emissions. The other states were: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:50pm
Tue Apr 1, 2008

Schakowsky Requests Hearing On BP Emissions

Today On March 27, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with nine other members of the state's Congressional delegation, sent a letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requesting a hearing on British Petroleum's (BP) proposal to increase production at their refinery in ...
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by Mose Buchele
5:02pm
Mon Mar 31, 2008

On The Alternative Energy Horizon: Tropical Maize

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting corn production to drop in Illinois this year. In a previous post, I wrote about how the nitrogen fertilizer used to cultivate corn damages rivers and coastlines. Lower production could begin to mitigate that damage, but even ...
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by Mose Buchele
3:19pm
Tue Mar 25, 2008

On Biodiesel, It's Time To Look Beyond Corn

The argument that biodiesel is the answer to our national energy crisis took another hit this month when the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reported that the alternative fuel is having a disastrous effect in the Gulf of Mexico. Fertilizers used to grow corn ...
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by Mose Buchele
3:13pm
Mon Mar 24, 2008

Wisconsin GOP Trying To Sink Great Lakes Compact

The state governments of Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and New York have all ratified the Great Lakes Basin Compact, an environmental agreement aimed at protecting the waters of the five Great Lakes. Earlier this month it looked like Wisconsin was close behind. The compact ...
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by Mose Buchele
4:26pm
Wed Mar 19, 2008

Suppressed Study Highlights Local Environmental Hazards

A federal study on environmental health hazards in the Great Lakes Region was finally released last week after months of stalling from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report -- titled "Public Health Implications of Hazardous Substances in the ...

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