Sierra Club of Illinois http://wuis.org en DNR Releases Fracking Rules http://wuis.org/post/dnr-releases-fracking-rules <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Drillers and environmentalists alike have been waiting for Illinois to come out with its guidelines for "fracking." The state's Department of Natural Resources finally published its draft Friday.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:17:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 32300 at http://wuis.org DNR Releases Fracking Rules Environmental Groups Call For Enforcement Of Coal Regulations http://wuis.org/post/environmental-groups-call-enforcement-coal-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Environmentalists in central Illinois are calling for tougher regulations on the coal industry. They say coal companies are using land to profit, then leaving residents with a mess.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Director of the Sierra Club's Illinois Chapter Jack Darin acknowledges the regulations the state already has in place. He says the problem is Illinois' lax enforcement of those laws against coal companies.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:57:58 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22238 at http://wuis.org Environmental Groups Call For Enforcement Of Coal Regulations Environmental Groups Call For Controls For Coal Ash http://wuis.org/post/environmental-groups-call-controls-coal-ash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There are 90 aging coal-ash pits in Illinois — piles of slag left behind when coal is burned for energy. Now coal-ash residue is starting to show up in the water supply. Environmental groups are asking for tougher state regulations.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sierra Club of Illinois and the Prairie Rivers Network are among a number of environmental groups lobbying the state to hold energy suppliers accountable for coal-ash pollution.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:16:33 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20118 at http://wuis.org Environmental Groups Call For Controls For Coal Ash