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Posts Tagged ‘power plants’
  • Toxics Release Inventory Analysis Shows Good News Nationally, Mixed Bag for Illinois

    Posted by on January 17, 2017
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual 2015 Toxics Release Inventory ("TRI") National Analysis, which tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.  This information is gathered from American facilities in different industries, which must report annually on how much of each chemical is released to the environ...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for November 2015

    Posted by on December 30, 2015
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for November 2015.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board's work in November 2015 and provides a summary of actions of the Board, new cases, and the Board's calendar.  The Environmental Register also contains an update of the Board's rulemaking proceedings, which included (1) a denial of Illinois EPA's requ...
  • US EPA Limits Amount of Pollutants Discharged by Steam Electric Power Plants

    Posted by on November 4, 2015
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final rule under the Clean Water Act regulating steam electric power plants.  According to EPA, the rule "establishes the first nationally applicable limits on the amount of toxic metals and other harmful pollutants that steam electric power plants are allowed to discharge in several of their largest sources of wastewater."  EPA believes...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update–Holiday Weekend Edition

    Posted by on December 26, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update from the holiday weekend from across the internet: (1) Citing tougher federal clean-air rules, Ameren Energy Resources commences shutdown of its coal- and oil-fired power plant on the Illinois River about 60 miles west of Springfield. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1282421696/Tim-Landis-Ameren-begins-shutdown-of-Meredosia-plant (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 22, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) EPA announces first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. http://rockrivertimes.com/2011/12/21/epa-issues-landmark-standard-for-mercury-air-toxics-pollution-from-coal-fired-power-plants/ (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publish the Aquatic Nuisance Species Co...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) U.S. EPA is expected today to approve a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from the country's power plants. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/la-na-epa-mercury-20111216,0,95368.story (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on August 1, 2011
    Here's an update of recent stories in the news involving Illinois environmental issues: President Obama announces agreement pledging to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-obama-fueleconomy,0,2498668.story (more…)...

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