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State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming, saying they will consult with environmentalists and industry and will consider working other states on regional solutions.

August 18, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm
State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm
State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday in Springfield. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s meeting is the first…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm

Valpo offers free bag dispensers for pet waste

VALPARAISO | The city is again offering free pet waste bag dispensers to city residents.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
Birthday balloons

Birthday balloons

Birthday balloons are trapped under driftwood on the beach at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.

August 05, 2014 11:40 am
Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Mayors: Action on Clinton landfill 'lightning' fast

CHICAGO | Less than three months after a group of mayors called on Gov. Pat Quinn to ban the dumping of toxic waste at a central Illinois landfill, his administration took two significant steps to address their concerns this week.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am
City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.

July 31, 2014 1:38 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Stop spinning wheels and fund highway system

It is important that Congress act quickly to maintain sufficient funding levels in the Highway Trust Fund to pay for necessary highway projects.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

CHICAGO | Cook County buildings will be getting greener.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

OGDEN DUNES | Jim Biancotti spent the last 15 years of his career in the environmental department of a local steel mill.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Last hazardous waste collection scheduled for Aug. 9

PORTAGE | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at the last household hazardous waste collection event o…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

Unless you are preternaturally geographically attuned, you are probably unaware that Baker, Jarvis and Howland islands, Johnston and Palmyra atolls and Kingman Reef are part of the United States — territories actually.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: ComEd grants awarded to Southland recipients

Lansing received welcome news last week that they’ve been selected to receive one of ComEd’s Green Region Program grants for 2014. The Crete Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Will County were also recipients, selected for open space projects located in south suburban Crete an…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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