coal http://wuis.org en Durbin: Climate Denial 'Mindless And Irresponsible' http://wuis.org/post/durbin-climate-denial-mindless-and-irresponsible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Democrats in coal states rush to </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/carbon-plan-puts-democrats-in-coal-states-on-the-defensive.html?_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">distance themselves</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from new federal regulations intended to address global warming — Senator Dick Durbin says Illinois is in a good position among coal-producing states.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 26889 at http://wuis.org Durbin: Climate Denial 'Mindless And Irresponsible' Ill. Coal Industry: EPA Emission Regulations "Unfair" http://wuis.org/post/ill-coal-industry-epa-emission-regulations-unfair <p>The head of an Illinois coal industry trade group is panning President Barack Obama's plans for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. &nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the proposed regulations on Monday in an effort to cut power-plant carbon dioxide emissions. The Illinois Coal Association's Phil Gonet calls them ``unfair.'' He says the rules could squeeze the supply of U.S. electricity, raising rates.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:25:19 +0000 Sean Crawford 26467 at http://wuis.org Ill. Coal Industry: EPA Emission Regulations "Unfair" 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 FutureGen Gets Key Federal Approval http://wuis.org/post/futuregen-gets-key-federal-approval <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Energy has given the long-running FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:32:16 +0000 Associated Press 17068 at http://wuis.org FutureGen Gets Key Federal Approval Federal Report Supports FutureGen http://wuis.org/post/federal-report-supports-futuregen <p>A final recommendation is still pending but the U.S. Department of Energy has said in a report that the FutureGen project in Morgan County should go ahead. &nbsp;<br />The agency released the final environmental study on Wednesday. It says the clean-coal project should receive $1 billion in federal funding. The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/17uijEH) a final decision on if the $1.65 billion project should come by the end of the year. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:36:54 +0000 Associated Press 12065 at http://wuis.org Federal Report Supports FutureGen Weekly Business Report: Growth in Wineries http://wuis.org/post/weekly-business-report-growth-wineries <p>Amanda Vinicky talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal Register. We'll talk about Illinois' growing, and spreading, wine industry.&nbsp; And what to do about high-accident intersections.&nbsp; That and more in this week's Business Report.</p><p></p><p>You can read the latest stories Landis is working on daily in the SJR.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:45:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4819 at http://wuis.org Weekly Business Report: Growth in Wineries