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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past

 A warm, moist breeze blows through the swampy forest at what is now Danville, Illinois. An eight-foot-long millipede scurries by. Nearby, a dragonfly with a foot-wide wingspan zips through the 1...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

CWLP faces tough choice on old boilers

 Springfield City Water, Light and Power must decide whether to upgrade or decomission its three oldest boilers in light of changing pollution regulations, and the utility’s decision could affe...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

First full-scale carbon sequestration site planned near Jacksonville

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Illinois group in lawsuit over regulation of coal waste

 A federal judge has ordered the United States Environmental Protection Agency to pass regulations on disposal of coal ash, which could have far-reaching implications for Illinois’ rebounding c...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 07:59 pm

Stricter limits put off until 2020

State regulators won’t enforce pollution limits on one of Illinois’ largest power generators until 2020 under a ruling released Sept. 20. The Illinois Pollution Control Board last week gra...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:36 pm

U.S. EPA urges state to consider allowing ‘clean coal’ plant

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a pollution permit last week for a proposed power plant in Taylorville after federal regulators asked the state to allow a controversial “clean coal” technology.IEPA previously issued a permit to Nebraska-based power company Tenaska allowing the company to operate its Taylorville Energy Center project as a natural gas plant. But a r...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Project still seeks state subsidies for natural gas plant

A proposed state-of-the-art “clean coal” power plant in Taylorville has been sidelined, but the project could still continue as a natural gas power plant.Nebraska-based Tenaska, Inc. says ...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:28 pm

Concerns come as Foresight Energy announces IPO

While one of the state’s largest coal-mining companies prepares to go public, state regulators are examining whether one of the company’s mines near Carlinville has a proper pollution perm...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 09:17 am

What is the state teaching children about coal?

Illinois is a coal state – the eighth-largest producer of coal in the nation at 33.2 million tons in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Illinois Geological Survey estimates Il...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 04:58 pm

Environmental groups want coal ash deemed hazardous

An Illinois environmental group is one of 11 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking to reclassify coal ash as a hazardous waste. If the lawsuit prevails, it could significantly increase costs for Spr...

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