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A solution for the coal plant problem?

A couple of weeks ago local environmental groups announced their intent to sue the owners of six heavy-polluting coal-fired power plants in Illinois for polluting more than what they’re allowed under federal law. If, as they hope, they can pressure the federal government to take action, they may want to turn to Shadyside, Ohio, for […]

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Hot air at City Hall

The City Council’s energy and environment committee approved legislation Tuesday designed to make Chicago’s air cleaner and safer through stricter regulation of asbestos, diesel emissions from vehicles, and certain industrial polluters. City officials said the legislation was a key step in making the city greener. But it was just as notable for what it didn’t […]