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Illinois regulators work to avoid federal clean air sanctions

SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) – Illinois faces a deadline next month to either change the way it enforces air pollution emission limits on heavy industries or face federal sanctions that could eventually result in restricted access to billions of dollars in federal highway funding. But state agencies are working to avoid that as they rush to meet an Aug. 12 deadline imposed by the federal government to put a new regulatory framework in place that will comply with the federal […]

todayJuly 17, 2023 1

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Will the EPA mercury rule change spur attacks on other clean air protections?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Connection/Public News Service) -- Even as the country battles a respiratory pandemic, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to weaken an air pollution standard. The EPA finalized changes Thursday to the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). It is the first-ever national limits on emissions of mercury and other air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Browner: 'EPA is only adjusting cost-benefit calculations' Carol Browner is the board chair at the League of Conservation Voters and former […]

todayApril 17, 2020 3

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