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Ellspermann stands with Indiana coal

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is defending Indiana's coal industry and coal-fired power plants from proposed federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution primarily caused by coal use.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm
Illinois must decide how to cut carbon pollution

Illinois must decide how to cut carbon pollution

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday speaks during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 at EPA headquarters in Washington. In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the …

June 03, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois must decide how to cut carbon pollution

Illinois must decide how to cut carbon pollution

CHICAGO | Illinois should be able to meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming with a mixture of power sources and energy-efficiency initiatives, state officials and environmental groups said, while opponents in the state's coal-producing regions said the proposal u…

June 02, 2014 3:32 pm

Illinois agency altering coal defender image

ST. LOUIS | The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public.

April 04, 2014 6:00 pm
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